Native American Navajo Buffalo Fetish Carving

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"Emperor"
Arvin Toledo - Navajo
Buffalo Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Buffalo Fetish Carving of Augite by Navajo Arvin Toledo

Augite buffalo with turquoise inlaid eyes and heartline.

Material
Augite, turquoise, shell heishi,
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Copper, Read about copper
Sinew (thread made from animal tendon)
Size
2 3/8" long
1 1/2" tall
3/4" wide
Hallmarks
none
Artist
Arvin Toledo, Navajo

Authentic Native American Navajo Buffalo Fetish Carving

Authentic Native American Navajo Buffalo Fetish Carving

Medicine bundle has a turquoise nugget and shell heishi all tied with sinew.

 

"Emperor"
Arvin Toledo - Navajo
Buffalo Fetish - FT334

$82 SOLD

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Paula says - "This noble buffalo has an inlaid turquoise heartline, a medicine bundle and horns of copper."

Authentic Native American Navajo Buffalo Fetish Carving

Authentic Native American Navajo Buffalo Fetish Carving

Horns of copper.

Authentic Native American Navajo Buffalo Fetish Carving

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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, Picasso White marble is traditional. Read more about fetishes.

Buffalo ("Tatanka" in Lakota), represents prophesy and fulfillment of powers. Buffalo also represents the perseverence and ability to rise above one's weaknesses. Buffalo teaches that everything exists in abundance if it is respected and accepted with gratitude.

Medicine Bundle - Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be used as an offering to the fetish, to evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.

Heart Line- The heart line is a line etched, painted or inlaid along one or both sides of the animal. It usually extends from the mouth to the region of the heart. There are many interpretations as to what a heart line represents, but it is often said to represent the pathway of the breath of the animal to the life force which is the heart. Others feel that the heart line points to the soul of the animal. It is thought that a heart line gives the fetish healing or medicinal power.


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