Vintage Zuni Collaboration Animal Fetish Necklace

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Vintage Five Strand
Zuni Collaboration Fetish Necklace
HK Item #N369

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vintage Zuni collaborative five strand animal fetish necklace

81 fetishes including birds, turtles, hummingbirds, fish, bears, horses, frogs, snakes, and more.

Size
23" end to end with 3" chain externder
Materials
turquoise, orange spiny oyster, pipestone, serpentine, amber, coral, shell, bone, fluorite, azurite and more, Read about stones
Hallmarks
none
Condition
pre-owned, excellent, there might be one animal missing or was left out in the second strand

vintage Zuni collaborative five strand animal fetish necklace

vintage Zuni collaborative five strand animal fetish necklace

vintage Zuni collaborative five strand animal fetish necklace

vintage Zuni collaborative five strand animal fetish necklace

vintage Zuni collaborative five strand animal fetish necklace

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Paula says - "This is a very collectible necklace that was made in 1998 or earlier. We have a receipt dated 1998, when it was purchased by the former owner.

"According to the Certificate of Authenticity that came with this necklace, the following Zuni carvers contributed to this necklace (we recognize the work of some but not all on this list):

  • Lena Boone
  • Lavina Tsikewa
  • Delena Family
  • Virginia Toombs
  • Sarah Leekya
  • Annette Tsikewa
  • Marilyn Chuyate (Marilyn Chuyate Quam)
  • Avriel Lamy
  • The Quam Family
  • George Chee Chee (George Cheechee Haloo)

vintage Zuni collaborative five strand animal fetish necklace

Animals are symmetric from the center on each of the five strands. For example, a turtle on the left is matched by a turtle on the right in the same position.

vintage Zuni collaborative five strand animal fetish necklace

vintage Zuni collaborative five strand animal fetish necklace

vintage Zuni collaborative five strand animal fetish necklace

vintage Zuni collaborative five strand animal fetish necklace

The ends are finished off with beads and cones, a hook and eye closure and has a three inch chain extender.

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We are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

What is a Fetish?

Native American Jewelry and Fetish Carving BooksA 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, fishrock is traditional. Read more about fetishes.

Many fetishes have a medicine bundle or adornment tied on the back of the horse that often consists of Serpentine seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The style and detail of carving varies among artists but usually includes detail on the face, ears, tail and mane. Often the eyes and other spots of adornment on the horse are inset pieces of contrasting stones such as turquoise, Serpentine and others. Read more about stones.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS , New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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