Albenita Yunie

Albenita Yunie is the eldest of Ellen and Dixie Quandelacy's ten children. Like most of her brothers and sisters, Albenita has become a well-known fetish carver. Since Albenita worked most closely with her mother, her carving is commonly regarded as more similar to her mother's than that of her siblings.

Albenita has always specialized in stringing fetishes, starting with birds and eventually progressing to bears, foxes, wolves, turtles and frogs. She uses all natural materials.


McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings. Tucson, Ariz.: Treasure Chest Books, 1995, p. 16, 43.
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.
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, one-volume, expanded edition. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2004, p. 18, 89, 90.
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. 337.