Badger - Aggressive and persistent; a healer
This stone badger- at least I think it's a badger, was hand carved by Zuni Artist Emery Eriacho.It has tiny turquoise pieces for the eyes and along the back. There's some etching along the back as well. I don't know what kind of stone this is but it has some heft to it.
It's about 1/2" tall by almost 2" long and about 1" deep
It's signed on the bottom
Weight: 24.7 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale.
A fetish is a is an object that is believed to have magic powers.
American Indians have used fetishes throughout recorded history, particularly the Indians of the Southwest. Fetishes can be any form or material and has one paramount purpose: to assist man against any real or potential problems. The problems can be those of the mind, body or universe.
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