When: Thursdays, Feb 18 – 25, 10:00am-noon
Where: The Hampton Inn
Cost: $55.00 for 2 session(s)
Instructor: grew up in the Indian Arts business, has a Masters in American Indian Studies from the U of A, is a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology and has authored a number of books on the crafts and the tribes of the Southwest.
Explore the history of fetishes and animal carvings with Mark Bahti, owner of Bahti Indian Arts. Learn about the original trade and use of animal carvings as fetishes and how that grew to be a trade item, a craft that has found a worldwide market. Who were some of the earliest carvers -before the famed Leekya? How were the carvings marketed to a new audience and why? Has anything changed in their traditional uses? And what is the difference between a carving and a fetish anyway? You’ll come away with a new understanding of the significance of the materials, the animals and the background of their makers.
Register for Zuni Fetishes and Animal Carvings
Online registration has been closed for this class. Please call (520) 777-5817 for availability.