Zuni Fetishes

Zuni Carved Toucan Fetish

$75.00

Zuni Carved Toucan Fetish

Wonderful toucan carved from Picasso marble with lapis eyes by Zuni artist Eric Martinez. Birds serve as messengers to the gods and help us gain insight and aid in self-awareness.

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Zuni Carved Toucan Fetish

by Eric Martinez

Wonderful toucan carved from Picasso marble with lapis eyes by Zuni artist Eric Martinez. Birds serve as messengers to the gods and help us gain insight and aid in self-awareness. This wonderful toucan is in a classic pose.

Dimensions:

1.5 in. tall

SKU

Eric Martinez–4216

Fetishes are carved into different animals and supernatural spirits, each a significant symbol to the Zuni people. The animals and spirits depicted through these fetishes were believed to have certain characteristics that could be transferred into the carvings themselves. If you owned a fetish, you would then inherit the respective properties that your fetish represents. However, until the carving is blessed by a Zuni spiritual leader, it remains an intricately carved piece of art.

Some animals have important symbolic characteristics that are relatively consistent; however, the spirit of the fetish can be interpreted in many ways depending on the individual owner’s perspective.

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