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Zuni Otter Fetish Carving
"Love Boat"

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Authentic Native American Otter Fetish with pup by Zuni Pete Natachu

Material
jet, turquoise, mother of pearl, pipestone, Read about stones
Length
3 1/4"
Width
3/4"
Height
7/8"
Halllmark
inscribed: P N
Artist
Pete Natachu, Zuni

Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksPete Natachu's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

Authentic Native American Otter Fetish with pup by Zuni Pete Natachu

Turquoise eyes and pup.

Authentic Native American Otter Fetish with pup by Zuni Pete Natachu

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"Love Boat"
Pete Natachu, Zuni
Otter with Pup Carving

FO320 - $80 SOLD

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Paula says - "This otter has a slick, shiny body and colorful tail inlay. She is quite pleased with her tiny turquoise pup!"

Authentic Native American Otter Fetish with pup by Zuni Pete Natachu

Authentic Native American Otter Fetish with pup by Zuni Pete Natachu

Tail inlaid with turquoise, mother of pearl and pipestone.

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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. Read more about fetishes.

Otter

A mischievous creature regarded as the master of play. Otter symbolizes laughter, curiosity, grace, and empathy. Otter teaches that itís possible to view life as a game to be enjoyed, rather than a burden to be endured. Otter shows us how to let events unfold naturally, to detach from our problems, yet be curious about them and find an answer. This perspective helps us find answers as easily as the otter catches pup, to become like Otter and move gently into the river of life.

Jet (Acoma Jet)

A solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood material. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet. It is very popular with Indian artists for carving fetishes. It is also used for inlaying jewelry but usually is not used in jewelry stone sets. Jet can be heavy or very lightweight and it is sometimes mistaken for plastic. Read about stones.

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