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Alvin Fuson - Zuni Turtle Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Zuni pipestone turtle fetish carving

Materials
Pipestone, turquoise,
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Length
2"
Width
1 3/8 "
Height
1/2"
Hallmark
AF
Artist
Alvin Fuson, Zuni

Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksAlvin Fuson's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

Authentic Native American Zuni turtle fetish carving

Authentic Native American Zuni turtle fetish carving

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Alvin Fuson - Zuni

Turtle Fetish Carving

F311 - $45 SOLD

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Paula says - "Intricate patterns etched by hand into this solid pipestone turtle. Very nice work!"

Authentic Native American Zuni turtle fetish carving

Dime above shows small scale of carving.

Authentic Native American Zuni turtle fetish carving

Eyes and power spot of inlaid turquoise.

Authentic Native American Zuni turtle 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, fishrock is traditional. Read more about fetishes.

TURTLE - Nurturer, Protector, Mother Energy, Mother Earth. Turtle's medicine includes connection with Great Spirit, journeys of discovery, patience, feminine strength, power to heal female diseases, inspiration, protecting oneself snd others, self-reliance, and tenacity, longevity.

Pipestone, also known as catlinite, is a form of clay called argillite with a high iron content that colors it a deep red to pale orange. Pipestone was discovered in southwestern Minnesota by the Sioux Indians, who consider it a sacred material and use it to carve pipes and other ceremonial objects. It is easy to carve because of its lack of quartz. Read about stones.


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