Ricky Laahty

Ricky Laahty is the son of carver Morris Laahty and Sadie Laahty. He specializes in frog carvings. He also incorporates leaves into his fetish carvings, reflecting a family convention established by his father's uncle's, Leekya Deyuse.

Frog Fetish
Ricky Laahty (Zuni)
Nutria travertine
2006
3/4" x 1-3/4"
KMA 2006.14.01
 
Links:
http://www.andrewspueblopottery.com/Upload/chrysocolla.jpg
http://www.sedonawolf.com/fetish/Images/april2006/Frog2.jpg

Sources:
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings. Tucson, Ariz.: Treasure Chest Books, 1995, p. 39.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetish Carvers of the 1970s: A Bridge from Past to Present. Santa Fe: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 2006, p. 21.
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings, Volume II: The Materials & the Carvers. Tucson: Treasure Chest Books, 1998, p. 33.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, one-volume, expanded edition. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2004, p. 62, 70, 83, 84, 86.
McFadden, David Revere and Ellen Napiura Taubman, eds. Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation, 1: Contemporary Native American Art from the Southwest. London: Merrell Publishers Limited in association with The American Craft Museum, 2002, p. 140.