Native American Zuni Wolf Fossil Fetish Carving

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Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni Fossil Wolf Fetish Carving
"Sleeker"

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Native American Zuni Wolf Fetish

  This large, very unique table fetish is carved from a piece of black marble containing Orthoceras and other fossils.

Native American Zuni Wolf Fetish

Inlaid turquoise eyes and wonderful turquoise heartline.

Material
Black marble with Orthoceras fossil
Turquoise, mother of pearl, shell heishi
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Height
1 3/4"
Length
6 3/4"
Width
3/4"
Hallmark
Signed: B.Laiwakete, Zuni
Artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

 Native American Zuni Wolf Fetish

With medicine bundle of Mother of Pearl arrowhead, turquoise nuggets and shell heishi tied with sinew.

Native American Zuni Wolf Fetish  Native American Zuni Wolf Fetish

Bernard Laiwakete
Zuni Wolf Fossil Fetish - FC186
"Sleeker"

$225 SOLD

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Native American Zuni Wolf Fetish

"Sleeker" has a big bushy tail.

Native American Zuni Wolf Fetish

Magnificent Orthoceras fossil on one side.

Native American Zuni Wolf Fetish

Smaller fossils throughout the stone.

Native American Zuni Wolf Fetish

Native American Zuni Wolf Fetish

Questions or more details.

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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. A double fetish represents relationship and unity. Read more about fetishes.

What is Orthoceras ? An Orthoceras dates back to the Silurian Age over 400 million years ago. They are the earliest recognizable animals. Able to swim and crawl, Orthoceras ranged in size from a few inches to over six feet long. When they died, their shells fell to the ocean floor and after being covered by sediment, were transformed into stone.

Medicine Bundle. Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that can consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. These 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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