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Bill Tsikewa Sr

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Bill Tsikewa Sr! 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! Bill Tsikewa Sris 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 Bill Tsikewa Sr!


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 possible.

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.

    Video: No, but view other videos here.
    Price: $150.
    Zuni Carver: Bill Tsikewa Sr
    Item: Ram
    Material: Dolomite
    Dimensions: 2 7/16"L x 1 9/16"T x 5/8"L
    Signed: NO
    Shipping costs: $10.00 + depending on your location
    Plus 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

In an effort to keep our collectors informed of new arrivals, posts of interest to Zuni fetish collectors, the latest critters to visit our east Texas woods, rants, raves and rambles will be published HERE at the Zuni Spirits Blog. You may subscribe (& unsubscribe) at this link.

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