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29 hand-carved coral birds on the necklace and 4 on the earrings makes a total of 33 birds.
natural coral birds (not dyed) with
Sterling silver cone ends and clasp.
Paula says -
"Each bird in this beautiful necklace was hand carved - these are not cookie-cutter birds! Hector said he lost twice as many birds as he ended up with as natural coral is extremely difficult to carve and drill without breaking. That's why you rarely see hand-carved Native American Coral fetish necklaces and when you do they are often made by Zuni and cost between $2,000 and $3,000.
Earrings are 1 3/4" long including earwires.
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.