Alice Leekya (Alice Homer)

Alice Leekya is the daughter of famous fetish carver Leekya Deyuse. When his children entered school, Leekya requested that they take his first name as their surname. All of his children (Alice, Sarah, Elizabeth, Robert and Roger) did so. Alice Leekya Homer and Sarah Leekya are known as fetish carvers, and their brothers Robert Leekya, Roger Leekya and sister Elizabeth Leekya became noted silversmiths. Ali ce learned to carve from her father. Starting out in channel inlay, she began carving in the 1960s in the family style.

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