Large, stunning 15 strands ZUNI fetish bib necklace. Elegant and beautiful Southwestern collectible jewelry. Made of carved birds, Heishi shells, and turquoise stones.
Fetishes are separated by Heishi brown beads. This piece was hand strung by Eunice Beronio, a Native American artist from the Navajo nation, Southwestern US. These carvings have traditionally served a ceremonial purpose for their creators and depict animals and icons integral to their culture. Typical traditional Zuni fetishes depict animals such as the wolf, badger, bear, mountain lion, eagle, mole, frog, deer, ram, and others. Modern carvers many produce images of non-traditional subjects dinosaurs, for example or some insects and reptiles that are traditional but more integral to petroglyphs, symbolism, and the patterns of design in pottery dragonflies, butterflies, water spiders, and lizards for example.Other animals, such as the horse, were carved in the past mainly for trade. The Zuni was not a horse culture, but their horse carvings were considered by the horse cultures to the north as having great power for the protection of their herds.
Massive size: strands 31 inches total (end to end) "Bib" area measures 14 inches by 12 inches Zuni fetishes are small carvings made from various materials. Silver plated cone tips and hook closure. The item "ZUNI Animal Fetish Necklace, Carved Birds Heishi Beads Turquoise Bib Necklace" is in sale since Tuesday, May 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants".
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