A traditional style Zuni jar for doling fetishes in a home, with a opening through which to 'feed' them fetishes are certain times during the year. Made by Bobby Silas of Hopi and Tim Edaakie of Zuni. 6.5 by 8 inches. $300. (TUCSON)

Lynn Quam was chopping juniper firewood when a piece flew out with interesting markings. Though he had never carved a fetish out of wood, this one inspired him. 3.5 inches long, with turquoise and horns. $75. At right is a cedar bear by Leonard Halate, who does use cedar from time to time. It measures just over 4 inches long. $75.

The jet bear with a turquoise heartline was carved by Georgia Quandelacy. 1 1/8 inch long. $30. The turquoise rabbit by Clissa Martin is one tail over an inch long. With a coral dragonfly resting on its hindquarters, the price is $36.

Two of Lynn Quam's famous bison. The one at left was carved of African Wonderstone and is 2.25 inches long. $66. The spiny oyster shell bison (which is pure white on the reverse) measures 2.5 inches long. $54.

ABOVE  A bear pair of turquoise and alabaster by Juana Homer. 2.25 inches long. $54. The cuprite bear with bright copper in it is by Terrance Martza. 2.25 inches long. $25.

 

 

A serpentine frog piggybacking on its serpentine mother. Just under 1.5 inches long and carved by Jesus Espino. $25. MORE INFO TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY NOON)

 

BELOW: a mountain lion and a wolf, each with a turquoise bird companion. The photo does not reveal is, but the mountain lion is larger (4 inches long) than the wolf (just a tad over 3 inches). $60 and $48, respectively. (UPDATE: the mountain has sold)

The sodalite cat was carved by Leland and Daphne Boone. Just over 2 inches high. $45. The tigereye bushytail (very hard for my camera to get the iridescence of tigereye and still maintain color balance) . 1.75 inches long and 1.25 inches high. Also by Leland and Daphne. $30. The onyx cat with the turquoise nose is by Enrike Leekya. 1.75 inches long. $48.

An old style sandstone bear by Jimmy Yawakia. 3 inches long and $36

A serpentine javelina by Navajo carver Sammy Smith.

A great Zunistone goat by Enrike Leekya.  3 inches long and 2 3/8 inches high. $60.

Bet you've never seen a pod of baby hippos before. Well, neither have I. This was carved of elk antler by Max Laate. 2.75 by 2.5 inches. $90.

A serpentine Medicine Bear carved of onyx by Brian Yatsattie. 4.25 inches high. $185.

The stack of black marble turtles is by Russel Shack. Just under 1.5 inches high. $54. Fluorite bear...

The remarkable kneeling Pueblo Maiden holding prayer feathers is by Faye Quandelacy. 2.5 inches high. Carved of Picture jasper it is SOLD The Zunistone horse with turquoise prayer feathers attached is by Enrike Leekya. 3.5 inches long. $60

The  turquoise bear pair were carved by Farlan and Priscilla Quam. 1.5 inches long. SOLD  Farlan also carved the furry Picasso marble bear at right. 3 inches long. $45.

 

The red glass mountain lion is by Leland Boone and his wife Daphne. 2.25 inches long and $60.

 The banded fluorite bear is 1.5 inches across and made by Rick Quam. $45.

 Karen Zunie does great badgers but this is the first mother of pearl one we have had of hers - it glows and shimmers. 2.25 inches long. $90. The horse was carved of onyx by Waldo Davis. 1 7/8 inches long. $30. This is a crittur we've not had before: a hedgehog! Just under 1.5 inches high, it was carved of tagua nut by Chris Peina. $45.

 

 Using quahog shell Brian Yasattie carved this bear with a Plains Indian style headdress. 3.25 by 2.75 inches. $240. One of Vernon Lunasee's vigilant marble bears. 2 3/8 inches high. $60.

When you hold this bear carved of spectralite in your hand you get the wonderful iridescent flashes of light the stone if known for. Photographing it and get those flashes is another matter. Carved by Fernando Laiwekete, It measure 3 inches long and 1.75 inches high. $150.