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Edna Leki Zuni Fetish Bowls - Circa 1970's - 1980's

\Zuni Fetish Bowl

Teddy Weahkee is a key figure in the evolution of Zuni arts and crafts. His Zuni fetish carvings were very tradtional. His family, to this day, still carve their fetish animals (to a great extent) that way. Teddy Weahkee was also the first Zuni silversmith to use mosaic inlay. Mosaic inlay is stone against stone without the use of a channel to hold the inlay in place.

Edna Leki was the daughter of Teddy Weahkee and the mother of Lena Boone and Dinah Gasper. Both Lena and Dinah are noted fetish carvers. Edna Leki learned to carve from Teddy and followed his style almost exactly. This is evident in way the fetishes are carved and adorned with offerings.

While these bowls were made circa 1970's - 1980's, they were made as Fetish Bowl's were in the 1800's.

For example, the bowl (which was made in Acoma) is coated with a pine tar mixture. Edna kept a proprietary mixture of turquoise and azurite that she would stick to the fetish bowl. This is meant to give the fetishes great importance and value. The fetishes themselves are strung with deer sinew and leather to insure the fetish spirits are strong. The fetish eyes are hand drilled and filled with the same dark tar mixture. The fetish bowl has a hole in it through which spirits can enter and leave. All of this is the Teddy Weahkee, ancient Zuni influence.

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Large Edna Leki Fetish Bowl with 8 Zuni Fetish Carvings Attached

Edna Leki Zuni fetish Bowl

Top View
Large Edna Leki Fetish Bowl with Eight (8) Large Zuni Fetishes Attached
Greenware Bowl covered with Turquoise
Circa 2000

Side View
Edna Leki Fox Fetish
about 3 1/2" long with broken carved turquoise arrowhead
turquoise, coral and heishe offering
Wrapped with Leather and Deer Sinew

Bottom View

Side View
Edna Leki Coyote Fetish
California Banded Travertine
about 3" long with carved shell arrowhead
turquoise, coral and heishe offering
Wrapped with Leather and Deer Sinew

Side View
Edna Leki Fox
about 3 1/2" long with Broken turquoise carved arrowhead
turquoise, coral and heishe offering
Wrapped with Leather and Deer Sinew

Side View
Edna Leki Coyote
Onyx
about 3 1/2" long with carved shell arrowhead
turquoise, coral and heishe offering
Wrapped with Leather and Deer Sinew

Side View
Edna Leki Wolf Fetish
Onyx
about 3" long with carved shell arrowhead
turquoise, coral and heishe offering
Wrapped with Leather and Deer Sinew

Side View
Edna Leki Coyote Fetish
about 4" long with carved shell arrowhead
turquoise, coral and heishe offering
Wrapped with Leather and Deer Sinew

Side View
Edna Leki Coyote
Serpentine
about 3 1/3" long with carved shell arrowhead
turquoise, coral and heishe offering
Wrapped with Leather and Deer Sinew

Side View
Edna Leki Fox Fetish
Brown Picasso Marble
about 3 1/4" long with carved shell arrowhead
turquoise, coral and heishe offering
Wrapped with Leather and Deer Sinew

Edna Leki White Wolf
Alabaster and Coral Eyes
about 3" long with carved shell arrowhead
turquoise, coral and heishe offering
Wrapped with Leather and Deer Sinew

This large Edna Leki Bowl measures
6" tall x 7 1/2" diameter
It is in Excellent condition except for one slight fault. As noted and pictured above,
the tip of the turquoise arrowhead on the Brown Coyote is broken.
This has been accounted for in the extremely resonable price

$2250

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Edna Leki / Teddy Weahkee Small Wolf Zuni Fetish Bowl

There are 6 wolves here. Four are mounted on the bowl and Two stand free. The wolves
are made of stone in each color of the 6 Directions... they are made that way to protect the
holder from danger regardless of the direction from which the danger might come.

East - White

West - Blue

North - Yellow

South - Red

Above - Multi Color

Below - Black

The wolf is know for it's near human qualities and intellect. It is the protective
fetish of the East, "Thou art stout of heart and strong of will... thy coat is white and gray
the color of the day and dawn."

The Bowl measures 4" in Diameter and 3 1/4" high

Each Wolf Fetish is about 2 1/2" long

$3250

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