HK Item #FC507

"Samson"
Sampson Tulley - Zuni
Wolf Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Wolf Fetish Carving from mother of pearl by Zuni Sampson Tulley

Material
mother of pearl, turquoise, coral, shells, Read about stones
Length
1 7/8"
Height
3/4"
Width
3/4"
Hallmarks
none
Artist
Sampson Tulley, Zuni

Authentic Native American Wolf Fetish Carving from mother of pearl by Zuni Sampson Tulley

Authentic Native American Wolf Fetish Carving from mother of pearl by Zuni Sampson Tulley

Medicine bundle has coral, turquoise and shell.

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"Samson"
Sampson Tulley - Zuni
Wolf Fetish - #FC507

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Paula says - "The feather adornment is characteristic of Sampson Tulley's carvings.

"This is identified as a wolf by the way the full tail flows down to the ground.

"Samson the biblical character had supernatural strength, like this little white wolf."

Authentic Native American Wolf Fetish Carving from mother of pearl by Zuni Sampson Tulley

Authentic Native American Wolf Fetish Carving from mother of pearl by Zuni Sampson Tulley

Turquoise eyes.

Authentic Native American Wolf Fetish Carving from mother of pearl by Zuni Sampson Tulley

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.

Native American Wolf Symbolism

Wolf lf teaches great dignity, courage, powerful Spirit communications, instinct and intelligence. Deep family connection and importance, stealth, wisdom, and extreme endurance. The wolf is a powerful ally on our Spiritual Journeys.

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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