Badger Zuni Fetish by Danette Laate carved in Mother of Pearl
Dimensions: 1.5" long
Stone: Mother of Pearlwith Inlay - Face Inlay is done entirely by artist, it is not a manufactured or pre-made piece
Artist: Danette Laate
Mother of Pearl Properties: Protection, Sensitivity and Imagination. Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Zuni Fetishes were considered to be so powerful by the U.S. Government that in the late 1800's Frank Hamilton Cushing was sent out to the Zuni Reservation to live among the Zuni people and investigate and study the mysterious power of the Zuni Fetishes. Zuni fetishes were also so well respected by other tribes, that they were and still are in high demand for a variety of purposes.
Badger is well known for its strength and tenacity, and can be called upon when other powers have been ineffective in healing. Badger is also known in lore as the keeper of stories, both its own, and the stories of others. Thus Badger is a keeper of wisdom and knowledge. Badger lives underground and is a powerful digger, outdigging even gophers and moles. Badger brings the ability to see beneath the surface to the story beneath the story.
Keywords are tenacity, keeper of stories, and knowledge beneath the surface.
Each carving arrives with an information card, and in its own fabric pouch, nestled within a gift box, ready for gift giving.