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Butterfly Maiden
Danette Laate - Zuni

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Authentic Native American Maiden Fetish Carving of mother of pearl and turquoise by Zuni Danette Laate

Danette Laate - Zuni
Butterfly Maiden Carving

FM246 - $42 plus s/h
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Authentic Native American Maiden Fetish Carving of mother of pearl and turquoise by Zuni Danette Laate

Material
mother of pearl, turquoise,
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Height
1 1/2 "
Width
1/4"
Depth
1"
Hallmarks
inscribed: DL
Artist
Danette Laate, Zuni

Authentic Native American Maiden Fetish Carving of mother of pearl and 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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