Lavina Tsikewa Kaskalla ( 1938 - ) and Leonard Kaskalla (1938 - )

Daughter of Mary and David Tsikewa, sister of Edna Leki, and granddaughter of Teddy Weahkee, Lavina Kaskala collaborates with her husband Leonard. In the early 1960s, Lavina and Leonard made channel inlay jewelry, and they started carving fetishes in the early 1970s.

Lavina Kaskalla (Zuni)
Mountain Lion Fetish
Picasso marble
1-5/8" x 3-3/8"
KMA 2006.18.01


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McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetishes and Carvings, one-volume, expanded edition. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2004, p. 76, 80, 82.
McManis, Kent and Laurie. Zuni Fetish Carvers of the 1970s: A Bridge from Past to Present. Samta Fe: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 2006, p. 34.