Zuni Turquoise Fetish Necklace by Debra Gasper

Product Description

Fasten this spectacular Sleeping Beauty Turquoise fetish necklace around your neck and you're on your way to the Bold, Stylish look you've always wanted for yourself! There are seventeen fetishes (each with a sterling silver heartline) strung between turquoise heishe with silver spacers on this necklace- all hand carved.


Item Number:
FN7
Artist:
Debra Gasper
Dimensions:
27" L
Tribe:
Zuni
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Zuni carver Debra Gasper specializes in intricate and well- executed Fetish carvings. She works with a range of stones including Black Marble, Turquoise, Picasso Marble and Fluorite. Gasper often collaborates with her husband Ray Tsethlikai, and together they are known for free-standing fetishes and fetish necklaces made in her family's tradition of old-style fetish carving. While they have retained traditional forms, they have experimented with a wide range of new materials and often use silver dot inlay on their fetishes. Gasper heralds from the prolific Weahkee family, who are among the oldest carving families in Zuni. In fact, their origins predate history and the earliest recorded Weahkee carver was Teddy Weahkee who worked with noted Zuni dealer C.G. Wallace.
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