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Teddy Weahkee Zuni Woman Vintage Carving

Teddy Weahkee

Teddy Weahkee Zuni Woman

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$ 3,999.99

Large very pale blue-green turquoise or turquoise/variscite mix, Zuni woman carved in a standing pose with the quintessential Teddy Weahkee flattened face, "bump" nose, pursed lips, squinting eyes, hair knot in back of head, rotund girth, partially "pleated" (with crude incisings) ground length skirt, heavy cape blanket, hands holding stomach, crudely incised necklace, plus thin pale brown rock base glued to bottom. This piece has substantial size and hefty weight- 15.2 oz and was from an "old New York City estate." This piece bears an old paper label underneath the base, partially torn away, inscribed in pen "Turq---/Teddy Wea---/Z---," leading the estate seller to believe that this was carved from turquoise; see Zuni fetish Carvers, The Mid-Century Masters, McManis, 2003 pp. 19 and 48.  Teddy was born ca 1890 and died in 1965 and is one of the renowned "big three" early and mid 20th century Zuni master carvers, along with Leekya Deyuse and Theodore Kucate, and the progenitor of today's extended Weahkee, Leki, Boone, Gasper, Tsikewa and other carving families. Order this very rare museum quality carving now- center piece of any really great collection! 4 1/16" tall- 2 1/4" wide (body)- 2" deep (body). Weighs 15.2 oz. 100% money back satisfaction guarantee. Certificate of authenticity will be included.

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