Native American Navajo Owl Fetish Carving

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Owl Fetish Carving
Albert Livingston, Navajo
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Authentic Native American Owl Fetish carving by Navajo Albert Livingston

Serpentine owl with inlaid eyes of Acoma jet.

Material
serpentine, Acoma jet, Read about stones
Height
1 5/8"
Width
5/8"
Length
1 3/4 "
Hallmarks
inscribed: AL
Artist
Albert Livingston, Navajo

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Albert Livingston Navajo
Owl Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Owl Fetish carving by Navajo Albert Livingston

Authentic Native American Owl Fetish carving by Navajo Albert Livingston

Authentic Native American Owl Fetish carving by Navajo Albert Livingston

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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.

serpentine (serpentine) - 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 serpentine. 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. serpentine can be heavy or very lightweight and it is sometimes mistaken for plastic. Read about stones.

OWL - A night bird with a large head and large eyes. The eyes cannot move in their sockets so the owl can rotate its head up to 270 degrees. With exceptional vision, acute hearing, silent flight, Owl is a stealthy and effective hunter. Native Americans attribute Owl with wisdom and sacred knowledge and call upon Owl medicine to help them see through deception, external appearances and illusion and to discover hidden truths. Plains Indians wear owl feathers to protect against evil spirits.


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