Navajo man by Sarah Leekya
Navajo man fetish, hand-carved out of white marble by Sarah Leekya. Very unusual to see a human figure fetish. It is 4" tall,1 3/8" wide, and 1" deep, with inlay turquoise eyes and inlay jet eyes, coral bolo and turquoise belt buckle. Native American made. It is by Zuni artist Delvin Leekya, and it is signed on the bottom.
Bird fetishes were thought to carry prayers to the sky asking for rain and blessings.