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Leekya Deyuse Bear Fetish

Leekya Deyuse

Leekya Deyuse Bear Fetish

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$ 3,599.99

Classic Leekya bear fetish Hand Carved from a form of travertine known as "Zuni Rock"(he used this material so often that some Zuni call it Leekya rock). This "Rubenesque" bear is quintessential Leekya with no sharp edges, open mouth & arrowhead pointing to the rear. Leekya Deyuse was born about 1889 & died in 1966(his wake was the largest ever held in Zuni & went on for three days & nights). He was unquestionably the most famous fetish carver in the history of Zuni & put fetish carving on the map. He began carving fetishes by 1930 & worked for the famous trader C.G. Wallace who sold most of his early work.  2 1/2" long- 1 3/4" tall- 7/8" wide. 100% money back satisfaction guarantee. Certificate of authenticity will be included.

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