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Ricky Laahty

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Ricky Laahty! 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! Ricky Laahtyis 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 Ricky Laahty!


Phosphosiderite is a fascinating gemstone because it is made of a combination of iron and phosphorus. The stone looks similar to Sugilite. The name phosphosiderite has been derived from its base elements phosphorus and iron. Phosphosiderite is a rare gem and is found mostly in Germany, France, Portugal, Sweden, Liberia, South Africa, Mozambique, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. In addition to these countries, gemstones reddish brown, usually found associated with barbosalite jet black color. These types of colored stones are found in South Dakota, USA, Bull Moose mine and Custer County.

Ricky has inlaid the bug-eyed frog with his trademark double inlay of Mother-of-pearl and jet as the pupils. On the bottom of the fetish is a bear head as the heel of the foot inlaid with jet. It is a large frog weighing in at 1.7 ounces! The carving is signed Ricky Laahty ZUNI on the legs of the amphibian. Do not let him hop away from you!

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

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    Price: $325.
    Zuni Carver: Ricky Laahty
    Item: Frog
    Material: Phosphosiderite
    Weight: 1.7 ounces
    Dimensions: 1 7/8"L x 1"T x 1 3/4"W
    Signed: Ricky Laahty ZUNI
    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

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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