HK Item #FC490

"Snoopy"
Suzette Lementino, Zuni
- Racoon Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Racoon Fetish Carving from dolomite by Zuni Suzette Lementino

Material
dolomite, jet, turquoise, Read about stones
Size
2 5/8" long
3/4" tall
1" wide
Hallmarks
inscribed: SL ZUNI
Artist
Suzette Lementino (Calavaza), Zuni

Authentic Native American Racoon Fetish Carving from dolomite by Zuni Suzette Lementino

Turquoise eyes and inlaid jet rings.

Authentic Native American Racoon Fetish Carving from dolomite by Zuni Suzette Lementino

 

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"Snoopy"
Suzette Lementino - Zuni
Racoon Fetish - #FC490

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Authentic Native American Racoon Fetish Carving from dolomite by Zuni Suzette Lementino

Authentic Native American Racoon Fetish Carving from dolomite by Zuni Suzette Lementino

Authentic Native American Racoon Fetish Carving from dolomite by Zuni Suzette Lementino

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, fish rock is traditional. Read more about fetishes.

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