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Maiden - Wildhorse Magnesite and Multi-Stone by Vickie Quandelacy (Zuni)

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Price: $125.00
Item Number: Z01402

Vickie Quandelacy’s lovely Zuni double sided maiden carving has been shaped out of wildhorse magnesite. One side is finished with inlaid features of turquoise, coral, and lapis lazuli.  On the other side is coral inlay along with a spiny shell and turquoise necklace around the neck of the maiden.

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: 2.5”; Depth: 5/8”; Width: 1”