Hand-carved Bear Fetish in Black Marble by Delvin Leekya, Zuni

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Black Marble Bear Fetish, Hand-carved by Delvin Leekya, Zuni Native American. See below for more information.

Delvin Leekya, Zuni, Hand-carved Bear Fetish in Black Marble

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Well-known Zuni carver, Delvin Leekya, is an established Zuni traditional carver. This 'bear' is made of black marble and sports inlaid turquoise eyes and heart line. The heart line in a fetish establishes the breath of life to the animal within, according to legend. The marble of this fetish has natural coloring around the hair, easily seen on both sides. He stands 1 1/4" tall, 3" long, and is 1/2" thick.