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Horned Toad - Turquoise by Lavies Natewa (Zuni)

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Price: $110.00
Sale Price: $88.00
You Save: $22.00 (20 %)
Item Number: Z01287

Zuni artist, Lavies Natewa, hand carved this charming horned toad fetish in a beautiful blue turquoise stone. On its back are carefully carved scales joined by a bundle of two turquoise beads. It is a lovely representation of this little creature that is so loved in the Southwest.

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: 0.5", Length: 1 7/8", Width: 1 1/8"


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