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"Tyke"
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

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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 is honored as a healing animal and as a tenacious hunter.


TURQUOISE is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.

Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones

Zuni Fetishes and Carvings
Types of Fetishes

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Zuni Animal Fetish necklaceFetish Necklace - The use of small carved animals on Native American necklaces is a modern invention for the market. It is not traditional to use a fetish, per se, on a necklace or as jewelry.

 

Zuni Horse Table Fetish carvingTable Fetish - Table fetishes stand on a flat surface for viewing. They come in various scales with the 2-inch scale being the size most commonly sold today.

 

Zuni  Pocket Bear Fetish carvingPocket Fetish - A fetish can be carried when the power of the animal is desired to help the person with a routine task or an obstacle or problem. Pocket fetishes might help with safe travel, a successful venture or "hunt", a good yield or "crop".

 

 Native American Medicine BagMedicine Bag Fetish - A fetish can be transported in a medicine bag but it is said that only the mole is content in the darkness for long periods of time.

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