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Enrike Leekya - Zuni
Badger Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Badger Fetish Carving from Zuni stone by Zuni Enrike Leekya

Material
Zuni stone, turquoise, coral, jet, Read about stones
Size
1 1/4" long
3/4" tall
1" wide
Hallmarks
inscribed: EL
Artist
Enrike Leekya, Zuni

Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksEnrike Leekya 's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

"Enrike Leekya is the great grandson of famous fetish carver Leekya Deyuse. When his children entered school, Leekya requested that they take his first name as their surname. All of his children (Alice, Sarah, Elizabeth, Robert, Francis, and Roger) did so.

"Leekya Deyuse had six children with wife Juanita Cooeyate, many of whom have become well-known jewelers and/or carvers. Sons Francis, Robert and Rodger and daughters Sarah and Alice achieved recognition, as have many of their own children, including Freddie Leekya, who is Francis's son and Delvin's father."

Authentic Native American Badger Fetish Carving from Zuni stone by Zuni Enrike Leekya

Turquoise eyes and nose.

 

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Authentic Native American Badger Fetish Carving from Zuni stone by Zuni Enrike Leekya

Authentic Native American Badger Fetish Carving from Zuni stone by Zuni Enrike Leekya

Authentic Native American Badger Fetish Carving from Zuni stone by Zuni Enrike Leekya

Medicine bundle of turquoise and pink shell tied with sinew.

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What is a Fetish?

A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Although carved from many types of rock, fish rock is traditional. Read more about fetishes.

BADGER is honored as a healing animal and as a tenacious hunter.

Medicine Bundle - Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be used as an offering to the fetish, to evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.

What is Zuni Stone (Travertine, Zuni Rock)

A non-crystalline, porous rock found on the Zuni reservation. Travertine is a form of limestone (calcium carbonate) so in its pure form, it would be white, but most often travertine occurs in yellow, brown and gray hues due to the presence of other minerals. The late Zuni carver Leekya Deyuse was especially noted for carving with this stone and his descendents continue to use travertine in their carvings today.

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