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Fox - Black Jet with Inlay by Peter Natachu (Zuni)

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Price: $90.00
Sale Price: $63.00
You Save: $27.00 (30 %)
Item Number: ZOO855
Zuni carver Peter Natachu has carved this fox out of jet and inlaid the eyes with turquoise. The tail has been inlaid with turquoise, pipestone, and shell.

Foxes are known to be sly creatures that often hide themselves while looking at their surroundings. They also are very alert perhaps to prevent harm to  them and their closely bonded families. 

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 7/8", Length 3 7/8"

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