Zuni Bird Fetish Necklace by David Tsikewa
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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Pre 1980: Item # 1118434
Territorial Indian Arts
7077 E. Main St. #7
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Two strands of bird fetishes hand carved by the master Zuni Indian artist, David Tsikewa, circa 1970. Twenty-nine birds are on each strand of super fine olivella shell heishe, 28" long. Plus four more birds on the matching earrings.
Each bird is carved with individual personality from shells and serpentine and coral. The "signature" carving is the woodpecker.
Also a silver tag with "David" tells us of the authenticity and that Mary probably strung this necklace.
All birds are perfect, no broken beaks or tails! Quite a feat for a delicate piece of jewelry over 40 years old!
Buyer pays $15.00 for shipping and insurance.