The fetishes were meticulously hand carved by David. Each piece has its own personality and shape. A lovely piece of collectible jewelry, makes a unique gift!
Size: 21.5 inches total (end to end). Zuni fetishes are small carvings made from various materials by the Zuni people. 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. The item "Zuni Animal Fetish Necklace Turquoise Natural Shell Heishi Beads Native American" is in sale since Wednesday, October 2, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Fetishes & Totems". The seller is "tee-warehouse" and is located in Walnut, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.