Zuni Fetish Carvings and Zuni Necklaces

Zuni Fetishes by Bryson Bobelu

Bryson Bobelu Zuni Fetishes

Bryson Bobelu - Zuni Fetish Carver

Bryson Bobelu is a little known, Leekya family, Zuni fetish carver.

Bryson’s carvings are among the finest being made today. His fetishes are full of life and expression. They go far beyond the usual Zuni fetishes and can accurately be described as art.

Bryson is a gentle, spiritual man with a love of life and the natural world around him. I find those feelings evident in his carvings.

Bryson Bobelu is not a prolific carver. Rather, he carves as a means of expression and to share his vision. I find his carving reminiscent of the legendary Zuni fetish carver, Francis Leekya

Francis Leekya is Bryson’s grandfather. Francis Leekya’s daughter is Bryson Bobelu’s mother.

These are very large Zuni carvings / sculptures carved in the style of Francis Leekya (who was Bryson’s grandfather).

bryson bobelu mountain lion fetish

bryson bobelu mountain lion fetish

Bryson Bobelu Mountain lion with natural turquoise leaf
made of Zuni Rock
5″ x 2 3/4″


bryson bobelu bobcat fetish

bryson bobelu bobcat fetish

Bryson Bobelu serpentine bobcat (rarely carved)
with turquoise eyes and coral mouth
2″ by 1″
$ 75

bryson bobelu turtle fetish

bryson bobelu turtle fetish

Bryson Bobelu serpentine turtle
with turquoise eyes and coral mouth
1 1/2″ by 7/8″

bryson bobelu frog fetish

bryson bobelu frog fetish

Bryson Bobelu green snail shel;l (going extinct) standing frog
with turquoise eyes and inlay with coral mouth
2 1/8″ by 1 3/4″


Bryson Bobelu zuni Fetish Zuni Rock Horse
with turquoise petite point inlaid eyes and turquoise boots (hoofs)

4 3/8″ by 1 3/4″


Bryson Bebelu Zuni Fetish serpentine frog

with foral eyes and tongue

1 7/8″ in length by 1 5/8″ in width


Bryson Bobelu Zuni Fetish Serpentine frog

with coral inlaid eyes and tongue

measures 1 1/2 in length by 1 3/8″ in width

Bryson Bobelu 1
 Bryson Bobelu 2

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