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Bill Tsikewa, Sr. is the son of David (d.) and Mary (d.) Tsikewa and the brother of
Lavinia Tsikewa Kaskalla (d.), and Annette and Jennie Tsikewa. Bill has created this ram fetish from
a cream colored dolomite. Dolomite originates in the same sedimentary environments as limestone,
in warm, shallow, marine environments where calcium carbonate mud accumulates in the form of
shell debris, fecal material, coral fragments and carbonate precipitates. Dolomite and limestone are
very similar rocks and they are approximately the same hardness. They share the same color ranges
of white-to-gray and white-to-light brown although other colors such as red, green and black are
The eyes are inlaid of jet and the offering bundle consists of a shell arrowhead
with branch red coral, turquoise and heishe beads tied with sinew. There are not many Bill Tsikewa
fetishes produced as he is a spry 83 years old so grab it while you can!
If you would like to read more about the Ram's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Sheep" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
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Zuni Carver: Bill Tsikewa Sr
Dimensions: 2 7/16"L x 1 9/16"T x 5/8"L
Shipping costs: $10.00 + depending on your location
Plus state sales tax to Texas residents!
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