Zuni Skunk Fetish

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Black marble skunk fetish with an etched "stripe" and turquoise inlay eyes.

Artist: Rosella S. Gonzales

Tribe: Zuni

Material: Black Marble

Measurements: 2-3/4" long x 1/2" wide x 1-1/4" tall

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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 Zunis, fetishes offer good luck, protection, and hunting guidance from the inner spirit of each carved animal.