Zuni Fetish Carvings and Zuni Necklaces

Michael Coble

Michael Coble

Zuni Fetish Carver

Just before the turn of the Millennium, Zuni fetish carving was in its Golden Age. There were still old time carvers about like “Old Man” Halate, Edna Leki and Francis Leekya. Yet, in other corners of the Reservation, Lance Cheama and Herbert Him were teaching young Zuni carvers to carve lifelike.

Michael Coble, Staley Natewa, and Herbert Him lived within a few houses of each other and they would often confer. Herbert Him was a mentor to Michael and Staley. These Michael Coble carvings resulted from that relationship.

The Collection below was accumulated from 1998 to 2002. Most were bought around the year 2000.

 

Zuni Fetish Brown Picasso Marble Bear Cub

Carved by Michael Coble

2″

$135

(Jeanine Fenton Collection)

Zuni Fetish Serpentine Parrots with Leaves

Carved by Michael Coble

4″ tall

$300

(Jeanine Fenton Collection)

Zuni Fetish Brown Picasso Marble Frog on a Leaf

Carved by Michael Coble

Sedonawolf

circa 2000

2 3/4″

$350

Zuni Fetish Picasso Marble Centipedes

Carved by Michael Coble

circa 2000

Large 2 1/4″

$175

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