4" Zuni 6 Directions (Picasso Jasper)

4" Zuni 6 Directions (Picasso Jasper)

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This 6 directions carving has an array of different animals. It is carved out of a unique picasso jasper. Each individual animal has a separate meaning to the Zuni tribe.

Tribe: Zuni
Measurements: ~4" High x 3" 
Material: Picasso Jasper
Artist: Travis Nieto

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Prized for their beauty and spiritual renewal, fetishes have long been an important part of Native American Culture. When a Fetish maker prays over his created work, a mystical power is believed to become released, assisting a person in finding a solution to their present problems. All Southwestern tribes make and use fetishes, however, the Zuni people have developed a reputation for being skillful carvers. Among the Zuni, fetishes offer good luck, protection, and hunting guidance from the inner spirit of each carved animal.