Hummingbird - A messenger; a stopper of time
This black jet Hummingbird fetish is Navajo made and has tiny turquoise eyes and pink shell on the body. There's a slight rough patch on the beak.
It's about 2" tall by 1 1/8" long and about 3/4" deep
Weight: 12.2 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 :)