Absolutely beautiful turquoise bird fetish by unknown carver; certainly of Zuni origin. Some serious mojo on this piece! Small in size, but huge in power.. My sense is that this piece is very old, indeed.
All hand-carved, with primitive handtool-marks. Solid turquoise, finely polished, and silky smooth to the touch. NB: This piece is for the holding, and is not drilled with a hole. Stunning artistry shown in reduction of form and detail making this a miniature sculpture of remarkable beauty. Photos really don't do it justice: the full round belly, the gentle scoop of the underside wings, the tapering of the tail, the feather lines so effectively suggesting speed of flight-- all just magnificent!I acquired this piece from an old collector of Native American artifacts here in Ojai, CA. And I've owned it for many years. But now I feel it's ready for its next journey... And I know whoever becomes its next guardian will be equally blessed to care for this remarkable fetish. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Fetishes & Totems". The seller is "wabisabihobo" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.