Badger Fetish with Medicine Bundle by Lena Boone, Zuni
Badger Fetish with Medicine Bundle by Lena Boone, Zuni Pueblo glass, shell, turquoise, coral
1” x 4” x .75"
Lena Boone (b.1946) is the daughter of Edna Leki, who is believed to have been the first female fetish carver at Zuni, and the granddaughter of Teddy Weahkee. Weahkee became well known for a style of fetish carving that closely resembles historic Zuni forms. His descendants have carried on this tradition.
Lena and her sister, Dinah Gasper, have established reputations as superior carvers, producing both freestanding fetishes and finely crafted fetish necklaces. Lena's daughter Evalina and son Leland are also carvers.