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Danette Laate - Zuni
Badger Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Badger Fetish Carving from turquoise by Zuni Danette Laate

Material
turquoise, jet, Read about stones
Size
1 3/8" long
1/2" tall
7/8" wide
Hallmarks
inscribed: D.L.
Artist
Danette Laate, Zuni

Authentic Native American Badger Fetish Carving from turquoise by Zuni Danette Laate

Turquoise badger with jet eyes.

Authentic Native American Badger Fetish Carving from turquoise by Zuni Danette Laate

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"Tyke"
Danette Laate - Zuni
Badger Fetish

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Paula says - "The small size and smooth contours of this badger make it ideal for pocket or medicine bag."

Authentic Native American Badger Fetish Carving from turquoise by Zuni Danette Laate

Authentic Native American Badger Fetish Carving from turquoise by Zuni Danette Laate

Authentic Native American Badger Fetish Carving from turquoise by Zuni Danette Laate

What is an Animal Fetish?

Native American Jewelry and Fetish Carving BooksA 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, jet and coral.
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Badger Symbolism

Badger represents good work ethic, caution, healing and protection. Pueblo tribes associate Badger with the color red and the South guardian of the six directions.

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