Al Runner Lasiloo

(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Al "Runner" Lasiloo began carving fetishes in the 1980s. Although his carvings are generally not as detailed as some, Lasiloo uses this relative simplicity to emphasize the properties of the stone he has chosen to carve. Labradorite is his favorite stone to carve and the bear is his favorite animal. Lasiloo [...]

Bernard Homer, Jr.

(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Bernard Homer, Jr. is a well-known Zuni Pueblo Fetish carver whose fetishes are traditional in look and style, and yet are creative and powerful. He is the son of Bernard Homer Sr. (d.) and Alice Leekya (d.). Alice was the daughter of Leekya Deyuse (d.), one of the most famous Zuni fetish [...]

Burt Awelagte

(?-Present)                                      Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Burt Awelagte is a young and creative Zuni fetish carver who learned the art of carving from his extended family, including Gibbs Otole and Joseph Quam. Burt carves bears and big horn sheep, wolves among other animals from turquoise, wild horse marble, jet, serpentine, and denim lapis stone. . When he [...]

Daryl Shack

(1973-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo "I am Daryl Shack, Sr. and my wife, Shelley and I have two wonderful children, Darral Hope and Daryl, Jr. Our home is located on the site of the former Zuni village, Halona wa (which means (Red Ant Hill.) My family is heavily involved with the Ant Medicine Fraternity and my upbringing [...]

Dee Edaakie

(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Dee Edaakie carves in a new and innovative style making expressive and whimsical fetishes of bears, mountain lions, and badgers among other creatures. Dee was influenced by his uncle, Gibbs Otole, and several other carvers at Zuni.  He began his carving career by sanding rough fetishes in his uncle’s studio; prior [...]

Delvin Leekya

(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Delvin Leekya is an established Zuni traditional carver from a very important family of carvers, the Leekya Deyuse family. Delvin's carvings of wolves, bears, badgers, turtles, and eagles attract many collectors due to their old style and traditional form and look. Delvin often uses Zuni stone or rock for his carvings, [...]

Donovan Laiwakete

(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Donovan Laiwakete is an accomplished Zuni fetish carver who learned the art of fetish carving from his brother Rodney Laiwakete. Donovan's bear and horse fetish carvings are creative and appealing due to their bold strength and his use of stone and creative heartlines and bundles.

Ed Lementino

(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Ed Lementino carves a variety of fetishes. Although he carves individual animal and figural fetishes, he enjoys carving animal families...doubles, triples, quadruples and more...all bundled together with heishi and turquoise nuggets. Lementino uses a variety of stone for his traditional fetishes, including Zuni rock (travertine), dolomite, and chocolate serpentine. His carvings [...]

Ellen Quandelacy

(1924-2002)                     Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Known as both a fetish carver and a jeweler, Ellen Quandelacy learned to carve from her father, Johnny Quam. Her sister, Annie Gasper Quam, was a well-known jeweler. Ellen had four daughters (Albenita, Faye, Sandra and Georgia) and six sons (Andres, Avery, Barlow, Dickie, Wilmer, and Stewart), most of whom are [...]

Enrike Leekya

(1987-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Enrike Leekya comes from one of the most cherished families of Zuni carvers. He has a very distinct style that is very detailed and often humorous. Enrike Leekya is the great-grandson of famous fetish carver Leekya Deyuse, who requested that all of his children take his first name as their surname. [...]

Evalena Boone

(1969- Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Evalena Boone learned carving techniques from her mother Lena and other Weahkee family members. Evalena has a bold style in creating traditional Zuni fetishes. She uses a variety of stone for her appealing fetishes, including Picasso marble, dolomite, jasper, Murano glass and slag. Evalena is part of the well-known Teddey [...]

Faye Quandelacy

(1958-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Faye Quandelacy, a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, is known throughout the country and abroad for her small fetishes and fetish necklaces. Of special interest to Faye is the sculptural depiction of the three stages of womanhood: the Maiden, the Mother, and the Wise Elder. [...]

Freddie Leekya

(1965-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Freddie Leekya is part of the renowned Leekya Deyuse family of Zuni carvers. His father taught Freddie the skills of silver smithing and carving beginning at the age of fifteen. Although he began his career in silver-smithing, he prefers carving. Freddie's carvings are often created from Zuni Rock (travertine), which is [...]

Gabe Burns

(?-Present) Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo Gabe Burns creates beautiful carvings detailed with sgraffito etched designs reminiscent of Anasazi symbols and pictographs. Many of them contain offerings bundles, which are used to enhance the power of the fetish.