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"Jester"
Corrine Ramirez, Navajo
- Coyote Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Coyote Fetish Carving from Picasso marble by Navajo Corrine Ramirez

material
Picasso marble, turquoise, various shells, Read about stones
size
3 1/8" long
2 5/8" tall
1 1/4" wide
hallmarks
none
artist
Corrine Ramirez, Navajo

Authentic Native American Coyote Fetish Carving from Picasso marble by Navajo Corrine Ramirez

Medicine bundle with large turquoise arrowhead, and various colorful shells.

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"Jester"
Corrine Ramirez, Navajo
Coyote Fetish - #FC504

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Authentic Native American Coyote Fetish Carving from Picasso marble by Navajo Corrine Ramirez

Authentic Native American Coyote Fetish Carving from Picasso marble by Navajo Corrine Ramirez

Picasso marble Coyote with inlaid turquoise eyes.

Authentic Native American Coyote Fetish Carving from Picasso marble by Navajo Corrine Ramirez

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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, Picasso marble and coral.
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Coyote Symbolism

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

What is a Medicine Bundle?

Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied onto the animal that consists of turquoise nuggets, coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be an offering to the fetish, to used evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.

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