Ron Laahty Fetish of a Song Bird
A while ago, a wonderful collection of Zuni fetishes carved by Ron and Ricky Laahty arrived. They're so darling that it was hard to offer them for sale and face letting them go, however, more and more of them are being released to their forever homes now.
This sweet song bird is entirely hand carved by Ron Laahty, the nephew of celebrated carver Ricky Laahty. Ron carved this delightful creature of nutria travertine and set its tiny eyes with inlaid turquoise. Heartbreakingly, Ron Laahty passed away in the summer of 2021, so we won't be graced by any more of his charming fetish animals.
This songstress is currently named Joyful for the feeling you get when you listen to her song. She measures 2 1/4" long x 1 1/4" high.
Signed on the reverse, she's sure to live up to her namesake once she makes her way to your home.