Carver Ricky Laahty is a member of the renowned Leekya Deyuse (d) family of Zuni artists. Ricky's father was a talented inlay jeweler by the name of Morris Laahty (d) who was born in 1924. Morris would on rare occasions, display his lapidary skills by carving fetishes. Ricky is famous for his frogs, whimsically sweet and of amazing materials.
Ricky carved these exquisite Owls from a fabulous citrine specimen. The main owl has jet and mother-of-pearl inlaid eyes, as well as the hidden owl on the underside. The citrine's crystal formations make for great owl tufts, plus they're beautiful with golden, rich color. Perhaps a Snake makes an appearance in this fetish as well. About 1 3/4" tall, 1 1/4" wide and 2" long.