This is an adorable cat fetish made by Zuni artist Kenny Chavez. The hand carved polished jasper has earthy golden browns.
It has tiny sterling silver eyes as well as a sterling collar.
2 1/4" tall by about 5/8" wide and about 3/8" deep
It"s signed on the bottom, but hard to make out.
Weight: 12.8 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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Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift! Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)