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Ben Kaamasee, Zuni

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Authentic Native American owl Fetish by Zuni Ben Kaamasee of marble

Material
marble, turquoise, Read about stones
Size
2" long
3" tall
1 1/2" wide
Hallmarks
inscribed: Ben Kaamasee Zuni
Artist
Ben Kaamasee, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American owl Fetish by Zuni Ben Kaamasee of marble

Ben Kaamasee, Zuni
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Authentic Native American owl Fetish by Zuni Ben Kaamasee of marble

Authentic Native American owl Fetish by Zuni Ben Kaamasee of marble

Inlaid turquoise eyes.

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What is an Animal Fetish?

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationA fetish is a carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Fetishes are carved from many types of stone, wood, antler, shell and other materials. Often the eyes and spots of adornment, called power spots, inset pieces of contrasting stones such as turquoise, marble and coral.
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Native American Inlay Owl Symbolism

Owl is a night bird with a large head and large eyes. Owl's eyes cannot move in their sockets but its head can rotate up to 270 degrees. With exceptional vision, acute hearing, silent flight, Owl is a stealthy and effective hunter. Native Americans attribute Owl with wisdom and sacred knowledge and call upon Owl medicine to help them see through deception, external appearances and illusion and to discover hidden truths. Plains Indians wear owl feathers to protect against evil spirits.

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