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Milton Honawa (Hopi)

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Milton Honawa (Hopi)! 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! Milton Honawa (Hopi) 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 Milton Honawa (Hopi)!


Milton Honawa's work made a big splash in Zuni. Though he is Hopi, he (was, at least, at that time), married to a Zuni lady, so his work was considered Zuni. He was known for his badgers and bears which were massive and ferocious, carved down to their terrifying teeth. So this carp carving, made from pipestone, is a bit of a departure for him. The carving is heavily etched, scale for scale, with deeply engraved vegetation that the carp rests on. The eyes and head are also highly detailed, with the eyes being etched, not inlaid.

Though his work was well received, it came and went, and perhaps he is no longer in Zuni. We just don't know. This carving is likely from the late nineties or early 2000's. Signed "MH" on the bottom.

    Price: $325.
    Zuni Carver: Milton Honawa (Hopi)
    Item: Jumping Carp
    Material: Pipestone
    Dimensions: 3 5/16"L x 2 1/2"T x 1 1/4"W
    Signed: MH
    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

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