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 inches long, with turquoise and horns. 3 inches long. SOLD

A pair of abalone carvings - wolf and badger, by Ephrain Chavez. Each is 1.75 inches long and $32.At right are two carvings of amber by Rochelle Quam. The eagle isjust over 1.25 inches long  and $60. The great frog is1.25 inches  long and $60.
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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.

 This antler Warrior Maiden was carved by Claudia Peina. 2.5 inches high. SOLD

 The lapis wolf is just over 15 inches long. By Fernando Laiwekete. $80. The turquoise bear is by Michael Mahooty and is 2 3/8 inches long. SOLD

A sleek black marble mountain lion 3.5 inches long by Ronnie Lunasee. $54

Two views of a bear pair of turquoise and alabaster by Juana Homer. 2.25 inches long.$54.

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

A trio of cats (in Picasso marble and onyx) by Kenny Chavez. Two are 2 inches high while the center one is 2.25 inches tall. Each is $36.

A great quail, carved of Picasso marble with a shell top knot. 2.75 inches high. By Darren Boone. $45.

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

 

 

A great Zunistone elk by Enrike Leekya.  3 inches long and 2.5 inches high.SOLD

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

.An onyx bison with a bird messenger on his back. 2.5 inches long. $90. At right 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

Leland and Daphne carved a bushytail on the backside of this glass animal so clearly they meant for it be a member of the canid family, but the face, with the doleful mouth put me in mind of a frog/bullfrog. So I've labelled it as a 'crittur'. The purchaser can have the final say...  2 inches high. SOLD The more readily identifiable turquoise bear pair at right were carved by Farlan and Priscilla Quam. 1.5 inches long. $60

 

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 black marble mule is 2.5 inches long, 1.25 inches high and pondering its next move. By Kelly Lementino. SOLD

Gibbs Othole carved this calcite badger. 3 inches long. $220.

The horse was carved of onyx by Waldo Davis. 1 7/8 inches long. $30. A classic wolf pair by Jayne Quam, Navajo. Carved of calcite and Picasso marble, it measures just over 3 inches long and is $90. W3 also have a couple smaller of her wolf pairs in the $65-$75 range.SOLD

 

 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.

 

 

Above: a cedar bear with a turquoise arrowhead by Herbert Halate. 3.5 inches high. $75