5027-59 Zuni fetish carving: Freddie Leekya - Zuni Stone Badger
Traditional carving; Leekya family style; nice movement.Freddie Leekya is a grandson of Leekya Deyuse, and son of Francis Leekya.
Zuni Stone or Zuni Rock is travertine that is mined almost exclusively for fetish carving by the Leekya family, at Zuni Pueblo, NM.
Its colors tend to be predominantly in the golden light-brown spectrum, but also may exhibit tones of gray, light beige, cream, and darker brown.
When one comes across a Zuni fetish carved in this distinctive stone, chances are that it was carved by a member of the Leekya family.