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Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Sam and Lita Delena (d.)!

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Sam and Lita Delena (d.)

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Sam and Lita Delena (d.)! 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! Sam and Lita Delena (d.) is 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 Sam and Lita Delena (d.)!

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Many years ago I found a lovely Delena fetish necklace at a trading post in Terlingua, Texas. It was 1,400.00 and that was 30 years ago. It has haunted me all these years because it was one of the most beautiful things I'd ever seen. There were a jillion (yes, a jillion, I counted them!) little birds carved of turquoise and jet and shell and various stones. They were strung on red coral heishe as fine as I have ever seen. I've never forgotten that necklace ..

So we are particularly proud to offer this beautiful piece of Zuni history for you perusal and consideration. It is a one strand necklace of mostly Gold-lipped Mother of pearl birds, but there are some in amber, one in alabaster and one in what is likely serpentine. The twelve birds along the side are of varying sizes. All have jet inlaid eyes. The center pendant is of some special interest because it is likely carved by George CheeChee Haloo, Lita Delena's father. This necklace was purchased in Zuni in the seventies and has been held privately since that time.

Strung on fine Santo Domingo Pen shell heishe, the necklace has a 15" drop and a sterling silver hook and eye closure. Do not miss this opportunity to add a real treasure to your collection. Whether you wear it, or showcase it among your Zuni fetish collection, it is sure to be a focal point and will bring much joy. I promise!

    Price: $750.
    Zuni Carver: Sam and Lita Delena (d.)
    Item: Bird Necklace
    Material: Gold lipped Mother of pearl, etc.
    Dimensions: 15" drop, center pendant is 1 3/4" long
    Signed: No
    Shipping costs: $16.75 + depending on your location
    Plus state sales tax to Texas residents!

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david at zunispirits dot com
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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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