Javelina fetish by Enrike Leekya, Picasso marble with turquoise
Javelina/wild pig or boar, Collared Piccary, fetish by Enrike Leekya, made of Picasso marble with inlay turquoise eyes, tusks, and hooves. It measures 1 1/2" tall, 2 1/2" long, and about1" wide. Colors may vary slightly from photo.
This is his representation of the southwestern Javelina. It has an active pose, turned slightly as if it is in motion. Javelinas have poor eyesight and when cornered will use their Tusks to defend themselves.
Javelinas are not used in Zuni religious ceremonies, but they are one of the animals from around the world that Zuni fetish carvers make, to showcase their creativity, ingenuity, and skill.