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Bennie Bacy

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Bennie Bacy ! 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! Bennie Bacyis just one of the talented artisans whose work you'll find often at Zuni Spirits! Bennie Bacyis just one of the talented artisans whose work you'll find often at Zuni Spirits!


Picasso marble was formed during prehistoric times when lava mixed with limestone. The colors and blustery patterning are from magma being forced through fractures in the limestone, coloring the stone with gray or tan streaks and black lines. It is an astonishing combination of intertwining blacks, browns, and tans that looks much like the famous paintings of Pablo Picasso. Picasso marble can fluctuate from specimens exhibiting fairly harmonized colors of beige to brown or highly dramatic specimens that have black, grey and brown with bold veins of other colors. Some rarer specimens even have greens in them.

Picasso Marble is a rock native to Beaver, Utah. The Gulf of Mexico used to reach to Southern Utah. The shells from tiny sea animals turn into limestone and were covered by lava which filled the seams and cracks in the host stone. This created the colors in the rock. Some colors are pink, yellow, and brown, which contrast with other colors, such as black, brown, white, and grey.

Bennie created this bruin in a standing posture and he is gazing up at the heavens perhaps looking for the Big Dipper? The eyes and necklace are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the fetish is signed Bacy in cursive on the bottom as is his usual manner. It was purchased originally from Shadowlands in 2001.

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

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    Price: $48.
    Zuni Carver: Bennie Bacy
    Item: Constellation Bear
    Material: Picasso Marble
    Dimensions: 5/8"L x 2 3/16"T x 1 1/8"W
    Signed: Bacy
    Shipping costs: $8.50 + 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

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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