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Albert Eustace

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Albert Eustace! 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! Albert Eustace 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 Albert Eustace!

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Though he began as a potter, Albert Eustace's carvings caught our attention early in his career. Our first acquistion was a shell maiden. It wasn't long before he moved on to stone and animal carvings, many being large, table sized fetishes. He is related to the Othole, Edaakie and Quam families.

We cannot be sure of the date of this carving, but based on the size and style would expect that it was carved in the 2000's. It is a spectacular piece of (most likely) natural turquoise, with minimal carving and polishing leaving the stone somewhat rough and organic. The buffalo has a strong presence with its bulky body and head-down stance. The horns are inlaid of sculpted antler and the eyes are inlaid of jet.

The buffalo didn't range as far south as Zuni Pueblo but hunters did go out to hunt them to the north and east of present day Zuni. They also traded items for buffalo hide, horn and meat. Moccasins made of buffalo hide, robes and blankets - these were all highly prized by the Zuni as evidenced when the Spanish first encountered them in the mid 1500's. The buffalo is associated with strength, sustance and bringing snow in the winter.

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

    Price: $350.
    Zuni Carver: Albert Eustace
    Item: Buffalo
    Material: Natural Turquoise
    Dimensions: 2 3/8"L x 1 5/8"T x 7/8"W
    Signed: AE, Zuni, NM
    Shipping costs: $12.50 + 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

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