Native American Zuni Wolf Fossil Fetish Carving

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HK Item #FC188

Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni Fossil Wolf Fetish Carving
"Old Wolf "

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Hand made Native American Indian Wolf Fetish

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

Hand made Native American Indian Wolf Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Wolf Fetish

"Old Wolf" has a big bushy tail.

Material
Black marble with orthocera fossil
Turquoise, mother of pearl, shell heishi
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Height
2 1/4"
Length
6 1/2"
Width
3/4"
Hallmark
Signed: B.Laiwakete, Zuni
Artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

 Hand made Native American Indian Wolf Fetish  Hand made Native American Indian Wolf Fetish

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

 

Bernard Laiwakete
Zuni Wolf Fossil Fetish - FC188
"Old Wolf"

$225 SOLD

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and More Wolves

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Hand made Native American Indian Wolf Fetish

Magnificent orthocera fossil on one side.

Hand made Native American Indian Wolf Fetish

Smaller fossils throughout the stone.

Hand made Native American Indian Wolf Fetish

Inlaid turquoise eyes and
wonderful turquoise heartline.

Hand made Native American Indian Wolf Fetish

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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 Orthocera? An orthocera 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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