Zuni Fetish Carvings and Zuni Necklaces

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Zuni Fetish Necklaces by Debra Gasper and Ray Tsethlikai

Zuni Fetish Necklaces are the most difficult Zuni fetishes to carve.
Practical considerations as well as aesthetic must be considered.
Does each fetish carving complement the others??
Does the necklace rest properly on a person’s neck??
Are the colors pleasing??  

There are only a handful of Zuni carvers capable of making fetish necklaces of this fine quality.

Debra Gasper turquoise heishe and silver bead necklace with 17 Washington serpentine frogs with turquoise inlay. 

This necklace measures 25″


Debra Gasper white clam shell heishe with silver beads and 17 fossil ivory bear fetishes. The bear in the middle has a silver heart line and measures 1 1/8 long.

The necklace measures 29″


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