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Francis Leekya Zuni Serpentine Leaf Necklace

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Francis Leekya Zuni Serpentine Leaf Necklace

Francis Leekya was the son of Leekya Deyuse. As a child, Francis studied and worked alongside his father (and other noted artists of the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's).

Francis was both a carver and a silversmith and until his death he was a working Zuni Fetish Carver.

Francis' fetish animal carvings are among the finest to come out of Zuni. Like his father's carvings, Francis' have a gentle, loving quality.  Also like his father, Leekya, late in life Francis carved with one hand. Struck down by strokes, Francis was confined to a wheel chair.

Francis would hold the stone with one hand and lightly touch it to a grinding wheel to create his carvings. Francis' carvings are meant to be held.  You can feel his hand making it.

The necklace is 20" long. There are 7 Lime Green Serpentine Leaves. The Necklace is Gem Coral and Gem Robbins Egg Blue, Turquoise Nuggets (probably Sleeping Beauty Turquoise).

Each leaf is about 2" x 1 1/4"

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Francis Leekya Zuni Serpentine Leaf Necklace

Francis Leekya was the son of Leekya Deyuse. As a child, Francis studied and worked alongside his father (and other noted artists of the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's).

Francis was both a carver and a silversmith and until his death he was a working Zuni Fetish Carver.

Francis' fetish animal carvings are among the finest to come out of Zuni. Like his father's carvings, Francis' have a gentle, loving quality.  Also like his father, Leekya, late in life Francis carved with one hand. Struck down by strokes, Francis was confined to a wheel chair.

Francis would hold the stone with one hand and lightly touch it to a grinding wheel to create his carvings. Francis' carvings are meant to be held.  You can feel his hand making it.

The necklace is 20" long. There are 7 Lime Green Serpentine Leaves. The Necklace is Gem Coral and Gem Robbins Egg Blue, Turquoise Nuggets (probably Sleeping Beauty Turquoise).

Each leaf is about 2" x 1 1/4"

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