Chicken or rooster fetish by Enrike Leekya, serpentine
Zuni fetish carving of a rooster, by artist Enrike Leekya. It is made of brown/tan serpentine, with mother of pearl eyes and beak, inlay turquoise in the eyes, and the comb and wattles made of pipestone. Native American Made. It is 2 3/4" tall, 3/4" wide, and 3" long. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Enrike Leekya, and is signed on the bottom.
Fetishes of domesticated animals like roosters are used to protect their herds and flocks from disease, injury, and death, or to help increase the numbers of their animals.