Zuni Fetishes by Dinah & Peter Gasper
Dinah Gasper and Peter Gasper
Dinah and Peter Gasper… about 2002
Dinah Gasper is the daughter of Edna Leki and the granddaughter of Teddy Weahkee.
Dinah and Peter Gasper have won more awards for their fetish
carvings then any other Zuni fetish carver.
Peter and Dina Gasper’s Zuni Fetish Carvings usually carry a silver hallmark.
This is the first necklace Dinah has made by herself since Peter has passed
Dinah Gaper Double strand Zuni Fetish Necklace
The inside strand is 29″ the outside strand is 30″
There are 68 Zuni Fetishes, made of Turquoise, Lapis, Serpentine, Dolomite, Shell, Fossil Ivory, Jet, Coral, Sugilite, and Amber
Here is a Beautiful Coral Zuni Fetish necklace made by Dinah Gasper.
This necklace has 31 Zuni Fetishes, all made of natural coral.
Birds, foxes tadpoles, frogs and fish
25″ in length
Dinah and Peter Gasper Multi Gemstone Zuni Fetish Three Strand Necklace
No one in Zuni has won more awards for their carvings and necklaces then Peter and Dinah.
These are all natural shells and gemstones. They are by their very nature delicate. Dinah’s small carvings further adds to this necklaces fragile quality.
This is a 3 Strand Necklace…these are rarely carved… here is a beauty… to say the least
The first strand has 34 carvings, the second has 32, and the third has 30
The carvings are made of Spiney Oyster Shell, Sugalite, Turquoise, Coral, Malachite, Purple Flourite, Jade, Mother of Pearl, Fossil Ivory, Dolomite, and Green Sea Snail Shell
These fetish carvings measure about 1/2″ to 1″. The carvings include frogs, tadpoles,owls,mountain lions.birds,ducks,rams,wolves,beavers and buffalos
The longest strand is 27″ and is made of natural Olive Shell Heishe
$65 a carving, all perfect and matching, the stringing, handmade heishe and findings are free
This is the last one from the Sedonawolf collection…now that Peter has passed, there will never be another