Bernard Homer, Jr.

Grandson of Leekya Deyuse, and son of Bernard and Alice Homer, Bernard Homer, Jr., has distinguished himself as a fine fetish carver in his family's tradition.


Bernard Homer, Jr. (Zuni)
Bear Fetish
Zuni stone (Leekya rock)
Date??
1-7/8" x 3-5/8"
KMA 2006.13.01
 
Links:
http://zunidepot.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TZ&Product_Code=AZFFBHJ5&Category_Code=ZFC1
http://www.sedonawolf.com/Fetish/Homer.htm (page 1)
http://www.sedonawolf.com/Fetish/Homer2.htm (page 2)
http://www.nativeinnovations.com/images/fetishes/ft-bear2.JPG
http://www.nativeinnovations.com/fetishes.htm

Sources:
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes & Carvings. Tucson: Treasure Chest Books, 1995, p. 16, 25, 39.
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, Volume II: The Materials & the Carvers. Tucson: Treasure Chest Books, 1998, p. 19.
McManis, Kent and Laurie. Zuni Fetish Carvers of the 1970s: A Bridge from Past to Present. Santa Fe: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 2006, p. 19, 53-54,20.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, one-volume, expanded edition. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2004, p. 19, 28, 53, 84, 86, 138.
Ostler, James, Marian Rodee and Milford Nahohai. Zuni: A Village of Silversmiths. Zuni, N.Mex.: A:Shiwi Publishing, 1996, p. 72.
Schaaf, Gregory. American Indian Jewelry I: 1,200 Artist Biographies. Santa Fe, N.Mex.: CIAC Press, 2003, p. 176 –177.