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Serpentine ram with turquoise eyes.
Paula says - "I love the animals carved by Herbert Davis. His style is anatomically correct and much more detailed than many of the minimalist-style carvers. And this ram is larger than most fetish carvings, which makes it even more special."
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. Read more about fetishes.
SHEEP - Native Americans got their first sheep from the Spaniards and sheep have since become a main source of negotiable wealth. Herds are kept on remote parts of the reservation. Herding is an all-year-round occupation and groups of men take turns watching the sheep. Sheep fetish carvings represent charity, patience, gentleness and riches.