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Bushytails such as a Wolf, Coyote and Fox each have special qualities. For example, a wolf is a highly intelligent canine that instructs its young, helps fellow injured wolves, lives in family groups and hunts cooperatively. A coyote is devoted to family and they are great communicators, mating for life. They give back to the environment in the form of pest control. A fox is a solitary and discreet animal, closely bonded to family. They are self-sufficient and good listeners, having superb hearing. All these natural traits and abilities are honorable and we can glean much from them in the form of their animal medicine, or what they teach us.
Carved from yummy watermelon serpentine, Delvin Leekya's bushytail with turquoise eyes is about 3" long, 1" wide and 2" tall. A Pacific green snail shell and gold lip shell double point offering bundle is given, thanking this canine for all its gifts.
Our current Keshi.com Spotlight Artist is Rickson Kallestewa. He is an award-winning artisan who learned years ago by watching his brother-in-law carver Darrell Westika. During his early days in high school, Rickson studied jewelry making but was soon drawn into fetish carving.
He loves working with alabaster, as seen in his nicely-sized bushytail (Fox, Wolf, or Coyote) with an offering jar. It's filled with nuggets of goodness like quartz and blue Corn kernels. Endearing etched facial features are darkened with jet paste. Incised and brightly colored designs decorate this grand offering bowl like a raincloud, lighting bolt, heavenly stars, a Zuni Sunface symbol, winged creatures perhaps a Dragonfly or feathered friend, a crescent moon and a spiral element. About 5" long, 2 1/4" wide and 4" tall. Any of Rickson's creations would be an important addition to any fetish collection.
Maxx Laate started carving in 1987 with a pocket knife. His brother Pernell Laate (d) helped him with ideas. Together they learned the art, thanking their ancestors for helping too. Back then Maxx said he'd look at magazines, wildlife postcards and books to get an idea of how an animal might act in its environment. Prior to carving, Maxx used to paint and carve katsinas.
With energy and focus, Maxx's jet-eyed Fox (Wolf or Coyote) spots something in the distance. Always alert to avoid danger, a fox's animal medicine reminds us not to reveal too much too soon, or that exercising discretion and restraint can be key to self-empowerment. Maxx's bushytail measures approximately 2 1/2" tall, 1" wide and 1 1/8" deep, masterfully carved from one antler portion.
Sweet in spirit, Delvin Leekya's watermelon serpentine bushytail (Coyote, Fox, or Wolf) is a lovely creation, with turquoise inlaid eyes. A gold lip shell and Pacific green snail shell point offering bundle is attached. About 4 3/8" long, 1" wide and 2" tall.
Delvin's grandfather was renowned Zuni carver Leekya Deyuse (d). Leekya has been the family's surname for quite a while because Leekya had asked his children to use his first name as their last name, when they started school. Apparently there were a lot of people named Deyuse back then. Delvin and his brothers Freddie and Hayes, continue in their grandfather's carving legacy.
Andres Quandelacy's reversible Wolf (Coyote or Fox) pendant necklace brings forth pure elegance and an appreciation for these amazing canine's medicine of finding new pathways for the benefit of all. Each side of this gold lip mother-of-pearl shell bushytail has been inlaid with a turquoise heartline, requiring great skill. A beautifully etched tail and aware eyes of turquoise are inlaid.
This approximate 2 1/4" long, 1/2" wide and 1" tall wolf pendant is strung on a delicious double-strand of baby olive shell heishe, spiny oyster shell, both red and pink coral, lapis, amethyst, turquoise and malachite beads. Andres' sterling silver signature label is attached to this 22" long pendant necklace that will be an heirloom addition to any jewelry collection.
Rosella & Loubert Soseeah
Rosella and Loubert Soseeah's bushytail (Coyote, Fox, or Wolf) carved from a gorgeous onyx, moves through the world with an innate knowledge of its surroundings. Its eyes of inlaid turquoise are wide-opened, an incised tail gives balance and its paws are ready to go. About 2 3/4" long, 1" tall and 1/2" wide.
Bushytails such as a Wolf, Coyote and Fox each have one-of-a kind qualities. For example, a wolf is a highly intelligent canine that instructs its young, helps fellow injured wolves, lives in family groups and hunts cooperatively. A coyote is devoted to family and they are great communicators, mating for life. They give back to the environment in the form of pest control. A fox is a solitary and discreet animal, closely bonded to family. They are self-sufficient and good listeners, having superb hearing. All these natural traits and abilities are honorable and we can glean much from them in the form of their animal medicine, or what they teach us.
Jimmy Yawakia's refreshing alabaster bushytail has all the good animal medicine these canine's bring. It has turquoise inlaid eyes and measures about 2" tall, 5/8" wide and 1 1/2" deep.
Two bushytails (Wolf, Coyote or Fox) and a vulture, or perhaps an Eagle, convene in this exceptional natural branch red coral carving by Maxx Laate. Each animal patrols through eyes of either turquoise or jet. Maxx thoughtfully allowed the coral's organic growth patterns serve as minute fur and feather detail, simply gorgeous. About 1" tall, 1" wide and 1/2" deep.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this eagle fetish will go to the Zuni Eagle Sanctuary. Please see our resources page for more information on the sanctuary.