Native American Navajo Penguin Fetish Carving

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   "Emperor"   
Penguin Fetish Carving
David Yazzie, Navajo
HK Item #FF310

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Authentic Native American Penguin Fetish carving by Navajo David Yazzie

Acoma jet body, mother of pearl chest
and inlaid turquoise eyes.

   Authentic Native American Penguin Fetish carving by Navajo David Yazzie

Material
Acoma jet, turquoise,
mother of pearl, Read about stones
Height
1 5/8"
Width
5/8"
Depth
1 1/4"
Hallmarks
DJY
Artist
David Yazzie, Navajo

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David Yazzie Navajo
Penguin Fetish Carving
"Emperor"

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Authentic Native American Penguin Fetish carving by Navajo David Yazzie

Authentic Native American Penguin Fetish carving by Navajo David Yazzie

Authentic Native American Penguin Fetish carving by Navajo David Yazzie

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What is a Fetish?

A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Although carved from many types of rock, fishrock is traditional. Read more about fetishes.

Jet (Acoma Jet) - A solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood material. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet. It is very popular with Indian artists for carving fetishes. It is also used for inlaying jewelry but usually is not used in jewelry stone sets. Jet can be heavy or very lightweight and it is sometimes mistaken for plastic. Read about stones.


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