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DELVIN LEEKYA ZUNI ROCK MOUNTAIN LION ZUNI FETISH

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Zuni fetish artist Delvin Leekya comes from a family of carvers, and he is the grandson of Leekya Deyuse.  Delvin continues to create traditional fetishes in the style of his famous grandfather.  This magnificent mountain lion is made out of Zuni Rock (Travertine) with turquoise eyes, and a turquoise and mother of pearl shell power bundle.  The Mountain Lion is the Guardian of the North, one of the six sacred directional fetishes and represents leadership and resourcefulness.  Signed

1  1/2″ tall x 2  1/2” long x 3/4” wide

Zuni fetishes are carvings made from various materials by the Zuni people.  Traditionally, fetishes served a ceremonial purpose for their creators and they represented animals and figures that were part of their culture.  Today, as a form of Native American Art, they are sold to collectors worldwide.  With a myriad of materials like turquoise, shell, jet, marble, serpentine, and much more, Zuni fetish carvers are able to create carvings in a style of their own.

 

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