Eagle, Fish and Bears Antler Carving by Destry Suitza 4D02P

$ 660.00

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Zuni fetishes are small carvings made by the Zuni people, usually depicting animals, often imbued with spiritual significance. They serve as guardians, healers, and guides, reflecting the deep connection between the Zuni people and the natural world, embodying both the physical and spiritual essence of the depicted animal.

Destry Suitza is a celebrated Zuni fetish carver renowned for his exceptional skill and profound connection to his cultural heritage. Hailing from the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico, Suitza was introduced to the art of fetish carving at a young age, learning from family members and local artisans.

His passion for carving quickly blossomed, and Suitza dedicated himself to mastering the craft, refining his techniques and artistic vision over the years. Drawing inspiration from Zuni mythology and spirituality, he creates fetishes that embody the essence of animals revered in his culture, such as bears, wolves, and eagles.

Suitza's carvings are distinguished by their exquisite detail and spiritual significance, each piece meticulously crafted from a variety of stones, including turquoise, serpentine, and jet. Through his art, he seeks to preserve and honor Zuni traditions, infusing each carving with the wisdom and symbolism passed down through generations.

Suitza's work has garnered widespread acclaim, with his fetishes exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide. He remains deeply committed to his craft and community, serving as a cultural ambassador for the Zuni people and inspiring others to appreciate and embrace their cultural heritage.

Measurements: 5-1/4 x 1 x 2-1/2

Signed: DS Zuni and copyright symbol

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