Native American Zuni Snake Fetish Carving

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Adrian Cachini - Zuni Snake Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Indian Snake Fetish by Zuni Adrian Cachini

Materials
pipestone, turquoise, Read about stones
Height
1 1/2"
Length
1 3/8"
Width
7/8"
Hallmark
AC
Artist
Adrian Cachini, Zuni

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Authentic Native American Indian Snake Fetish by Zuni Adrian Cachini

Authentic Native American Indian Snake Fetish by Zuni Adrian Cachini

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Adrian Cachini, Zuni

Snake 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.

The snake in some Native American cultures represents speed and swiftness, the same properties as lightning or the lightning arrow and they often have a similar visual form. The snake does not symbolize anything negative or treacherous. Rather, the snake represents abundant rainfall, fertility and healing. Snake symbols are rarely seen in Navajo jewelry and art but are often used by Zuni.

We here in northern Colorado live with snakes on a seasonal basis - they are part of the landscape and ecosystem. Since our climate is semi-arid, we welcome the abundant rainfall the snake might bring.

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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