BRANDON PHILLIPS Zuni Pipestone Fetish Collection - Buffalo - Fox - Swan
This collection of three Zuni Indian Hand Carved Fetishes from the Zuni Pueblo in Western New Mexicoc VV includes a Buffalo, a Fox, and a Swan each carved into beautiful pipestone with sgraffito details and Turquoise inlay for the eyes. Handmade by Brandon Phillips circa 2003 and a nice example of his earlier work. Each fetish is signed on the bottom BP Zuni.
Buffalo: 2 3/8" Long, 1 1/8" Tall, 13/16" Wide
Fox: 1 7/8" Long, 3/4" Tall, 1/2" Wide
Swan: 1 1/2" Long, 1" Tall, 3/8" Wide
Brandon is a member of the Zuni Tribe and lives at Zuni pueblo and comes from a well-known family of fetish carvers. His uncle is renowned Zuni fetish carver Herb Halate. Brandon's mother is Marvellita Phillips who is also well known for her fetish carvings. His uncle Herb, his mother, Marvellita and his cousins Steve Natachu, Justin Red Elk and the late Pete Natachu are all fetish carvers.