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 HK Item #FF389 
"The Night"
David Yazzie, Navajo - Owl Fetish

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Authentic Native American owl fetish by Navajo David Yazzie of Acoma jet

Eyes of mother of pearl and turquoise.

Material
Acoma jet, mother of pearl, turquoise, Read about stones
Size
1 1/8" long
1 5/8" tall
5/8" wide
Hallmarks
inscribed: DJY
Artist
David Yazzie, Navajo

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Authentic Native American owl fetish by Navajo David Yazzie of Acoma jet

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David Yazzie, Navajo
Owl Fetish Carving
"The Night"

#FF389 - $40 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Authentic Native American owl fetish by Navajo David Yazzie of Acoma jet

Authentic Native American owl fetish by Navajo David Yazzie of Acoma jet

Authentic Native American owl fetish by Navajo David Yazzie of Acoma jet

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 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.

About Acoma Jet

Acoma jet is a solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood material. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet. It is very popular with Indian artists for carving fetishes. It is also used for inlaying jewelry but usually is not used in jewelry stone sets. Jet is typically very lightweight and it is sometimes mistaken for plastic. Read about stones.

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