Vintage Native Zuni Carved Fetish Necklace. There are a total of 17 fetishes and 3 in each earring. Multiple carved figures adorn this 27" - 28" vintage fetish turquoise necklace which has a Thunderbird as its centerpiece. The necklace includes other figures (birds, buffalo, frog, beaver, bear, and more). Gently worn and in great condition.
Zuñi fetish necklaces are a unique Native American jewelry art form practiced by a small number of fetish carvers, most of whom were related and were contemporaries. The origins of Zuñi fetish necklaces come from an era when there was no way to easily carry the talismans that the carvings represent.
They were worn either singly or a couple of accretions bundled with leather around the neck. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "castrotradingcompany" 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, 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, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, 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, China, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.