This beautiful Green Serpentine badger was hand carved by Zuni artist Leland Boone. The marbled green stone gives this badger a very earthy and grounded feel. The eyes of the badger are inlaid pieces of Red Coral and the prayer bundle consists of a Pink Spiney Shell arrow with Turquoise and Red Coral Beads.
In the Zuni culture, the Badger is the protector of the south. The badger is a part of the healing family of Zuni fetishes and is considered the younger brother of the bear.
Leland Boone is a very well established Zuni artist. He has been carving fetishes for decades and works very closely with his wife Daphne Quam. To learn more about Leland Boone and Daphne Quam go to "The Village News" section of our website and read their "Features Artist Spotlight" article.