Stewart Quandelacy (1949 - )
is the son of Ellen and Dixie Quandelacy. He started carving in
grade school, as did most of his brothers and sisters (Andres, Avery,
Barlow, Sandra, Dickie, Wilmer, Faye, and Georgia Quandelacy, and
After Naval service in Vietnam, Stewart began carving regularly,
starting with stringing fetishes and then progressing to standing
fetishes. In the 1970s, he originated and subsequently became famous
for the "medicine bear," a highly stylized bear fetish
with a zigzag inlaid heartline.
Stewart Quandelacy (Zuni)
2-3/4" x 2-3/4"
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings. Tucson, Ariz.:
Treasure Chest Books, 1995, p. 17, 43, front cover.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetish Carvers of the 1970s: A Bridge from Past
to Present. Santa Fe: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 2006,
p. 29-31, 85, 86.
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings, Volume II: The
Materials & the Carvers. Tucson: Treasure Chest Books, 1998, p.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, one-volume, expanded
edition. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2004, front cover, p. 20, 61,
65, 89, 90, 91.
Rodee, Marian and James Ostler. The Fetish Carvers of Zuni. Albuquerque:
The Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, The University of New Mexico;
and Zuni, NM: The Pueblo of Zuni Arts and Crafts, 1990, p. 60-61,