Pig fetish by Enrike Leekya, white serpentine with turquoise
Pig fetish by Enrike Leekya, made of white serpentine, with inlay turquoise eyes, hooves, and nose. It is 2 1/2" long, 1 3/4" tall, and 1 1/4" wide. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Enrike Leekya, a fourth generation Zuni carver in the Leekya Deyuse family. It's a very cute pig fetish, with a lot of personality, made of a nice smooth piece of stone.
Pig fetishes are not used in Zuni religious traditions, but they are an example of the carvers' ingenuity, skill, and adaptability.