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Norman Cooeyate & Jacqueline Ghahate

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Norman Cooeyate & Jacqueline Ghahate! 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! Norman Cooeyate & Jacqueline Ghahateis 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 Norman Cooeyate & Jacqueline Ghahate!


Former Zuni Governor Norman Cooeyate & his carving partner and significant other, Jacqueline Ghahate, have produced some of the finest Corn Maiden and Tablita Maiden carvings of the last 10 years, IMHO. Other than the Quandelacy, Westika and Haloo-Peina-Sice groups and some of the more recent of the younger generation of maiden carvers whom have been taught the trade by the previous generation, that statement is argueable, but most probably is and will remain true. This tablita corn maiden is one of the group of fetishes carved during the Governorship years. The mule deer antler was the desired medium for corn maidens of the time and still is for it is a plentiful resource year after year. Jacqueline has a family background of jewelry inlayers and her abilities truly add to the quality of these maiden carvings.

The eyes are inlaid of jet, the Puebloan designs are etched of jet and the raised and rounded dot inlays are made of lapis, turquoise and malachite. The carving is initialed NC JG ZUNI on the bottom of the fetish. Be sure to grab onto this piece of Zuni fetish carving history. Good luck!

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

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    Price: $225.
    Zuni Carver: Norman Cooeyate & Jacqueline Ghahate
    Item: Tablita Corn Maiden
    Material: Mule Deer Antler
    Dimensions: 15/16"L x 3 1/8"T x 7/8"W
    Signed: NC JG ZUNI
    Shipping costs: $ 11.25 + 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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