Debra Gasper Mole Fetish

The Mole is the guardian and master of the lower regions because he burrows through the earth without tiring. He is the younger brother of the Eagle. He protects crops from disease and pests that threaten the harvest. The Mole fetish represents awareness, grounding and introspection. 

Measures 3" L x 1" H x 1" W.

Debra Gasper (Zuni) is a descendent of the Weahkee family, one of the oldest Zuni families known for fetish carvings. Just like her parents, Debra has become an extremely talented Zuni fetish carver for both free-standing animals as well as necklaces. Debra’s animals are full figured, three dimensional, and full of detail. She works in a variety of materials including turquoise, fossilized ivory, marble, and pen shell. Debra is married to Ray Tsethlikai and they will occasionally collaborate on pieces together.