This fetish was hand-carved by Zuni artist, Darren Boone. It is carved from Picasso Marble with multi-stone inlays as accents, including Turquoise, Jet, and Red Coral.
In Zuni culture, the duck is representative of spirits of loved ones who have passed on.
The Sunface is an ancient symbol in Zuni culture, where it represents the sacred Sun Father. The Zuni have always honored the Sun’s vital role in the cycling of seasons and the success of crops, recognizing that the Sun’s warmth sustains life, enables growth, and brings joy and prosperity to the people.