Stewart Quandelacy Zuni Fetish Carvings



Stewart Quandelacy

Zuni Carvings

Stewart Quandelacy is one of the sons of the late Ellen Quandelacy and is better known for his Medicine Bear carvings and uniquely stylized turnaround bears.

Stewart Quandelacy dolomite medicine bear, 2 1/4 x 2 1/8

Zuni artist Stewart Quandelacy prefers the terms "Zuni carving" rather than "Zuni fetish." A fetish is something that is blessed by a priest and I do not bless my carvings. The power that makes a carving a fetish is the responsibility of the final recipient, or owner of the carving, through their faith and beliefs.

Stewart is well known for his Medicine Bear carvings, but his bent for aesthetic license lies in what he calls the "turnaround bear", his own original stylistic development which transcends traditional folk art, and raises the craft of Zuni fetish carving to a true art form.

Stewart Quandelacy turquoise buffalo
Stewart Quandelacy turquoise buffalo

Turquoise buffalo
2 3/8" x 1 5/8"
$165.00

Stewart Quandelacy turquoise ram
Stewart Quandelacy turquoise ram

Turquoise mountain ram 2" x 1 1/4" tall
$130.00

Medicine bear listings

Stewart Quandelacy dolomite medicine bear
Stewart Quandelacy dolomite medicine bear

Australian lepidolite, turquoise eyes and heartline
2 1/8" wide x 2 3/8" tall
$145.00

Western Australia variscite bear fetish, turquoise eyes and inlay Stewart Quandelacy
Larger view of this bear
Western Australia variscite Zuni bear, turquoise eyes and heartline.
3 3/4" long x 3 3/8" tall
$450.00

Turquoise bear fetish, turquoise eyes and inlay Stewart Quandelacy
Larger view
Kona dolomite bear, turquoise eyes and heartline
2 3/8" long x 2 1/8" tall
$115.00

dolomite bear fetish, jet eyes and  coral inlay Stewart Quandelacy
Dolomite medicine bear
3 1/4" long x 3 1/8"
$195.00

dolomite bear fetish, jet eyes and  coral inlay Stewart Quandelacy
Dolomite medicine bear
3 1/4" long x 3 1/4"
$195.00

dolomite bear fetish, turquoise eyes and inlay Stewart Quandelacy
Larger view
Michigan dolomite bear, turquoise eyes and heartline
2 3/8" long x 2 3/8" tall
$115.00

Turquoise bear fetish, turquoise eyes and inlay Stewart Quandelacy
Larger view
Michigan dolomite bear, turquoise eyes and heartline
2 1/2" long x 2 1/2" tall
$125.00

Stewart Quandelacy dolomite medicine bear
Stewart Quandelacy dolomite medicine bear

Michigan dolomite bear, turquoise eyes and heartline
2 1/8" wide x 2 3/8" tall
$115.00

crinoidal limestone medicine bear
crinoidal limestone medicine bear

Crinoidal limestone (China)
1 7/8" long x 2 1/8" tall
$95.00

crinoidal limestone medicine bear
crinoidal limestone medicine bear

Crinoidal limestone (China)
2" long x 2" tall
$95.00

crinoidal limestone medicine bear
crinoidal limestone medicine bear

Crinoidal limestone (China)
2" long x 2" tall
$95.00

New listings, August 27, 2009

malachite horse fetish, turquoise eyes and inlay Stewart Quandelacy
Larger view malachite horse
Malachite horse
2 3/4" long x 1 3/8" tall
$170.00

malachite horse fetish, turquoise eyes and inlay Stewart Quandelacy
Larger view malachite horse
Malachite horse
2 1/2" long x 1 3/8" tall
$170.00

malachite mountain lion fetish, turquoise eyes and inlay Stewart Quandelacy
Larger view alachite lion
Malachite mountain lion
3" long x 1 1/8" tall
$170.00

malachite eagle
malachite eagle

Malachite eagle
2 5/8" long
$115.00

malachite cougar
malachite cougar

Malachite cougar
2 1/8" long
$115.00

Stewart Quandelacy Eagle fetish carving

Stewart Quandelacy
Fossil Ivory (Mastodon)
1 7/8" tall
$105.00

Eagle fetish carving

Stewart Quandelacy
Fossil Ivory (Mastodon)
1 3/4" tall
$105.00