Handcrafted by award-winning Zuni Pueblo carver Enrike Leekya, this Butterfly Maiden is a beautiful representation of an ancient art carved from ivory-hued marble, the figurine is accented with turquoise stones throughout and is shown holding representations of corn within her hands. Elegant and detailed, this carving connects us to an ancient art, reminds us of the importance of women with our lives.
Enrike is a great-grandson of master carver Leekya Deyuse (1889-1966) and within Enrike's work you see the same stylistic elements of his great-grandfather whose animal figures, necklaces and turquoise figurines are still distinctive among fetish carvings and highly valued works of art.
Caving measures 2-3/8" long, 1-3/4" wide and stands 3-1/4" tall. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.
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At the Indian Pueblo Store we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.