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Badger - Black Marble, by Alvin Haloo (Zuni)

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Price: $300.00
Item Number: F01

As a fetish carver, Craig Haloo, exhibits his exemplary carving talent – a talent for which Zuni has become famous. His expertly carved black marble badger is perfect in all manners: form, ingenuity, and absolute skill. Within this marble piece, Craig has carved a beautiful arrowhead onto the back of the badger. The inlaid turquoise eyes and carved turquoise arrowhead mounted and centered on the marble one offer a beautiful contrast. No doubt, this is a piece that would enhance any collection.

Fetish carvings are made in numerous styles and materials and are representative of a vast array of animals and figures since artists and carvers have become more creative and varied. Carving fetishes has developed into one of the most collectible art forms of the Zuni Tribe today. Fetishes are still made and used in homes, for special purposes and religious ceremony. They originally came from the belief that when a stone resembled a certain animal, the power of that animal resided in the stone. Sometimes after finding such a stone, carving a bit of the stone to bring out more of the animal resemblance was done.

Height: 1.5", Length: 4.25", Width: 1.75"