Juana (Juanita) Homer

The daughter of Alice and Bernard Homer and granddaughter of Leekya Deyuse, Juana (Juanita) Homer, worked in the family style of fetish carving. Working with traders such as Tobe Turpen, she also did inlay on silverwork produced by Navajo silversmiths. She was married to Lambert Homer, Sr.

Juana Homer (Zuni)
Wolf Family Fetish
Cameo shell, pipestone, gold lip mother-of-pearl and turquoise
2006
1-1/8" x 2-5/8"
KMA 2006.12.01
Links:
http://www.quicksilver-gallery.com/htm/zuni.htm
http://www.whiterivertrader.com/whiteriver/product.asp?s_id=0&dept_id=3030&pf_id=PAAAIAEPBKLMHODM&
http://www.zunilink.com/R236_Juana_Homer__bear.htm
http://www.faru-faru-faru.com/gallery/j050.htm
http://www.faru-faru-faru.com/gallery/j057.htm

Sources:
Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA). Collecting Authentic Indian Arts and Crafts: Traditional Work of the Southwest. Tenn.: Book Publishing Co., 1999, p. 82.
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes & Carvings. Tucson: Treasure Chest Books, 1995, p. 39.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, one-volume, expanded edition. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2004, p. 84, 86.
McManis, Kent and Laurie. Zuni Fetish Carvers of the 1970s: A Bridge from Past to Present. Santa Fe: The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 2006, p. 20.