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Rudy Tsikewa, Zuni
Vintage New Old Stock
2-Strand Bird Fetish Necklace
HK Item #N381

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vintage new old stock two strand bird fetish necklace by Zuni master Rudy Tsikewa

Materials
olive shell heishi; mother of pearl, abalone, gold lipped mussell shell, serpentine, orange spiny oyster and more, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Size
approximately 32" end to end;
birds 7/8" to 1" long
Condition
NOS, vintage, excellent; no broken or missing pieces
Hallmarks
attached tag: AUTHENTIC INDIAN HAND MADE by Zuni Carver Rudy Tsikewa
Artist
Rudy Tsikewa, Zuni

vintage new old stock two strand bird fetish necklace by Zuni master Rudy Tsikewa

Sterling silver cones, hook and loop.

vintage new old stock two strand bird fetish necklace by Zuni master Rudy Tsikewa

vintage new old stock two strand bird fetish necklace by Zuni master Rudy Tsikewa

vintage new old stock two strand bird fetish necklace by Zuni master Rudy Tsikewa

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Rudy Tsikewa, Zuni
Vintage NOS
2-Strand Bird Fetish Necklace

#N381 - $1,495 plus s/h
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Paula says - "This is a lovely very detailed necklace hand carved by an old master. The original tag that came attached to this necklace says, "AUTHENTIC INDIAN HAND MADE by Zuni Carver Rudy Tsikewa.

"After comparing this necklace to Rudy Tsikewa's work in various Zuni books and conferring with knowledgeable colleagus, I feel confident that this necklace is his work, his birds, his heishi and clasp."

vintage new old stock two strand bird fetish necklace by Zuni master Rudy Tsikewa

vintage new old stock two strand bird fetish necklace by Zuni master Rudy Tsikewa

60 birds 7/8" to 1" long.

vintage new old stock two strand bird fetish necklace by Zuni master Rudy Tsikewa

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 coral 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, coral 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.

Our Rescue Mission
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Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe 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.

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