Each Native American Indian animal fetish
carving is hand made and unique. - Authenticity
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This wise Buffalo bull is carved out of the perfect piece of green Serpentine to accent his body shape, head and ruff.
This is a substantial piece that would bring a sense of power and peace to any table.
The artist has added a fetish bundle consisting of a Mother of Pearl arrowhead, Spiny Oyster heishi, Coral and Turquoise nuggets.
and signed by Zuni artist
Wise One - Zuni Buffalo Carving
The eyes are inlaid Turquoise.
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.
Many fetishes have a medicine bundle or adornment tied on the back of the animal that often consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The style and detail of carving varies among artists but usually includes detail on the face, ears, and tail. Often the eyes and other spots of adornment on the animal are inset pieces of contrasting stones such as turquoise, coral and others. Read more about stones.
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