Posting ID : B1007545915
Date Posted : 2012-02-11
Group : Arts Crafts
This Edna Leki Zuni Fetish bowl Pottery is a part of our Native American collection. It is know as "My Prayer Pot" and is truley beautiful . As with all of my collection, this turquoise fetish bowl is in mint condition with no breaks, chips or repairs.
My prayer pot is made of all indigenous materials by the incredable fetish carver Edna Leki. .My prayer pot has eight large handcarved fetishes that are tied to the outside of the pot with leather and gut.The outside of the pot/bowl is heavily embossed with actual turquoise chips. There are also 2 additional of the 4 origional handcarved fetishes inside the pottery. This pottery/bowls height is 5 & 3/4 and the dia. is 7 & 3/4. The date of composition is pre 1980- My prayer pot is like many of Edna's museum peices, truely a native american national treasure. Edna's handcarved fetishes and Bowls can be seen at the Kennedy Museum of Art.
Edna is believed to have been the Zuni's first female fetish carver and is the daughter of the famed carver and lapidarist Teddy Weahkee. Edna and her father Teddy are credited with producing the first fetish bowls for the commercial market rather than for cermonial use.The Pots themselves to wich Leki applied crushed turquoise and directional fetishes were typically made by the acoma potters as was their custom.
In the Zuni culture , Zuni fetish carvings represent the animal spirit thought to reside in the stone. Origionally Zuni fetishes were likely found stones that arrowheads were placed on the stones with a prayer that the hunter's arrow would find its mark and in gratitude for the animal giving its life for the sustence of the hunter and their his family.
My prayer pot has been appraised for well over $1,600. I will sell for $1,300. Please give me a call @ 719-278-3409 for a private viewing. Serious inquiries only. thank you.