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Vintage NOS Hand-Carved
Thunderbird Fetish Necklace
HK Item #N265

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Authentic Vintage Native American Zuni animal fetish necklace NOS

Size
32" long end to end;
animals are approx. 1" long;
centerpiece is 1 3/4" x 1 1/8"
Materials
turquoise, jet, spiny oyster shell, lapis lazuli, pipestone, dolomite, mother of pearl and more, Read about stones;
sterling silver; Read about silver
Hallmarks
none
Artist
unknown
Condition
Vintage, NOS, excellent, stones intact with no cracks, chips or missing pieces

Vintage Native American Zuni animal fetish necklace NOS

18 animals approximately 1" long.

Animals include buffalo, turtle, fox, frog, wolf, bear, bird, duck, fish, hummingbird, mountain lion.

Vintage Native American Zuni animal fetish necklace NOS

Sterling silver cone ends. Hook clasp.

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Paula says - "This is one of the nicest fetish necklaces we've come across. Beautiful stones and excellent carving. A treasure!

"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."

Authentic Vintage Native American Zuni animal fetish necklace NOS

Thunderbird centerpiece is 1 3/4" x 1 1/8".

Vintage Native American Zuni animal fetish necklace NOS

Vintage Native American Zuni animal fetish necklace NOS

Vintage Native American Zuni animal fetish necklace NOS

White Buffalo Zuni Pawn Collection White Buffalo Collection

We recently purchased a large collection of vintage but unused Native American artifacts including jewelry, rugs and pottery. It was part of the estate of a Navajo woman who was a missionary that worked with Native Americans in Four Corners - the area of the American southwest where four states meet- New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. As a single parent, she raised 5 daughters and a son while also providing food, shelter, and clothing to less fortunate people that needed assistance. Often she was thanked for her help by gifts of Native American items.

Most of the items in this collection are from the 1970s to the 1990s. We offer these items to you with great respect and with the information we received from the family plus our research.

We named the collection after one of the pieces in the group, a hand carved Navajo fetish necklace honoring the Sacred White Buffalo.


Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationBUFFALO MEDICINE - The appearance of White Buffalo is a sign that prayers are being heard, that the sacred pipe and Spirit are being honored. White Buffalo signals a time of abundance, prosperity and thankfulness. Buffalo was the major source of sustenance for indigenous cultures of the plains, giving meat for food, hides for shelter and clothing, and Spirit Medicine. The Medicine of Buffalo is prayer, gratitude and praise for that which has been received. Buffalo Medicine is also knowing that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred, and when gratitude is expressed to every living part of creation, recognizing the sacredness of every walk of life.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.
NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

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