Native American Zuni Turquoise Buffalo Fetish Carving

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"Strong Heart"
Emery Boone - Zuni
Buffalo Fetish Carving

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Native American Zuni Buffalo Fetish Carving

Heartline of inlaid mother of pearl and turquoise.

Jet, turquoise, pipestone, mother of pearl
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2 3/4 "
2 1/4"
Emery Boone, Zuni

Native American Zuni Buffalo Fetish Carving

Inlaid rain clouds of turquoise, pipestone and mother of pearl.

Native American Zuni Buffalo Fetish Carving

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"Strong Heart"
Emery Boone - Zuni
Buffalo Fetish Carving

$120 plus s/h

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Paula says - "This jet buffalo is characteristic of Emery Boone's unique style, with rounded head, pronounced hump and inlaid rain clouds."

Native American Zuni Buffalo Fetish Carving

Dime above show scale of buffalo.

Native American Zuni Buffalo Fetish Carving

Inlaid turquoise eyes.

Native American Zuni Buffalo 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.

BUFFALO MEDICINE - 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.

HEART LINE - The heart line is a line etched, painted or inlaid along one or both sides of the animal. It usually extends from the mouth to the region of the heart. There are many interpretations as to what a heart line represents, but it is often said to represent the pathway of the breath of the animal to the life force which is the heart. Others feel that the heart line points to the soul of the animal. It is thought that a heart line gives the fetish healing or medicinal power.

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