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Burt Awelagte

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Burt Awelagte ! Zuni fetishes are treasures from the talented artisans of Zuni Pueblo, NM! We appreciate your interest in Zuni fetishes.  Collecting them is a passion we share! Zuni Spirits is celebrating 13 years of online web-gallery representation of Zuni fetish carvings! Burt Awelagteis just one of the talented artisans whose work you'll find often at Zuni Spirits! Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Burt Awelagte !


This is an unusual eagle fetish from Zuni fetish carver Burt Awelagte. He is a nephew of Gibbs Othole and is one of the younger carvers to benefit from his uncle's tutelage, along with his cousins Jeff Tsalabutie (d.), Dee, Jeffrey and Clayton Edaakie, Jerome and Alonzo Esalio Jr, Alvin Calavaza, AlBurt Eustace and Seville, Tracy and Brion Hattie. Now that is an impressive group of carvers from one family!

This eagle is created from fishrock with an amber beak and is perched on a boulder of thinly layered malachite. The eagles feathers are highly detailed and well carved. The rounded eyes are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the fetish is initialed BA on the bottom of the boulder in typical fashion. This is a well-carved fetish by Burt!

If you would like to read more about the Eagle On Rock's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Eagle in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.

    Video: No, but view other videos here.
    Price: $54.
    Zuni Carver: Burt Awelagte
    Item: Eagle On Rock
    Material: Fishrock-Malachite
    Dimensions: 1 1/8"L x 1 11/16"T x 1 3/16"W
    Signed: BA
    Shipping costs: $9.25 + depending on your location
    Plus 6.75% state sales tax to Texas residents!

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The Zuni Fetish Story

If you're new to Zuni fetish collecting and interested in learning more about them, we have written a short article about Zuni fetishes and what they mean to the Zuni culture. CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetishes.

Zuni Fetish Meanings

We've written this article to inform Zuni fetish collectors about the specific meanings and attributes of the more traditional Zuni fetish carvings. CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetish meanings.

The Zuni Language

If, as a Zuni fetish collector, you haven't had the opportunity visit Zuni Pueblo but would enjoy hearing some words in the Zuni language, we hope you'll findthis article interesting and informative. CLICK HERE and turn up your volume to enjoy!

The Zuni Spirits Blog

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