Thursday, July 16, 2009
Zuni Turkey Fetishes
Three of the Zuni turkey fetishes that we bought when we visited Gallup and the Zuni Pueblo in May 2009. Turkeys have become our real focus when we shop for native crafts, antiques, and artwork. This passion stemmed from the fact that farm-raised Wild Turkeys were released into a county park near our home and established large, self-sustaining populations in our neighborhood. They're magnificent birds and we enjoy all of the nuances that artists incorporate into their artwork. In fact, they're so dramatic, we can't believe that every artist who uses natural themes in their work doesn't take advantage of turkeys' coloring, shape, and behavior.