Native American Zuni Snake Fetish Carving

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Paulette and Farlan Quam - Zuni
Snake Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Zuni Snake fetish carving of Picasso Marble by Paulette and Farlan Quam

Materials
Picasso Marble, turquoise, Read about stones
Length
1 5/8"
Width
1 3/8"
Height
3 1/8"
Hallmark
inscribed: FARLAN -N- PAULETTE QUAM
Artist
Paulette and Farlan Quam, Zuni

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

 

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Authentic Native American Zuni Snake fetish carving of Picasso Marble by Paulette and Farlan Quam

Picasso marble body with turquoise eyes.

 

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Authentic Native American Zuni Snake fetish carving of Picasso Marble by Paulette and Farlan Quam

Authentic Native American Zuni Snake fetish carving of Picasso Marble by Paulette and Farlan Quam

Authentic Native American Zuni Snake fetish carving of Picasso Marble by Paulette and Farlan Quam

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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About the Symbol of the Snake

You'll probably never see snakes used in Navajo jewelry but they are often seen in Zuni jewelry.

The snake in some Native American tribes is considered to represent the same properties as lightning or the lightning arrow. They often have a similar visual form. The snake does not symbolize anything negative or treacherous. Rather, the snake represents abundant rainfall and fertility. Other tribes use the snake as a healing image or for swiftness in battle.

We here in Colorado live with snakes - they are part of the landscape and ecosystem. Since our climate is semi-arid, we welcome the abundant rainfall the snake might bring.

Zuni Fetishes and Carvings
Types of Fetishes

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Zuni Animal Fetish necklaceFetish Necklace - The use of small carved animals on Native American necklaces is a modern invention for the market. It is not traditional to use a fetish, per se, on a necklace or as jewelry.

 

Zuni Horse Table Fetish carvingTable Fetish - Table fetishes stand on a flat surface for viewing. They come in various scales with the 2-inch scale being the size most commonly sold today.

 

Zuni  Pocket Bear Fetish carvingPocket Fetish - A fetish can be carried when the power of the animal is desired to help the person with a routine task or an obstacle or problem. Pocket fetishes might help with safe travel, a successful venture or "hunt", a good yield or "crop".

 

 Native American Medicine BagMedicine Bag Fetish - A fetish can be transported in a medicine bag but it is said that only the mole is content in the darkness for long periods of time.

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