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Banded Onyx Wolf by Abby Quam, Zuni


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Banded Onyx Wolf by Zuni carvers "Abby Quam and Clayton Panteah". The wolf is approximately 2 1/2" long, 3/4" tall and 3/4" wide with inlaid turquoise eyes and heart line. Signed ("CAP").  Abby Quam is an accomplished Zuni Fetish carver with a destinctive style, who makes traditional carvings of horses, wolves, fox, bears, and other animals. Abby is married to well known Zuni Pueblo jeweler, Clayton Panteah. 

The wolf is courageous, loyal and promotes unity of family.  They protect their families and never leave them, have warm and deep spiritual interest.  They are teachers, path finder on never ending journey for survival.

To Native Americans of the Southwest a fetish is an object in which a spirit dwells.  If treated with proper respect and reverence, the spirit will provide the owner of the fetish with assistance in the form of supernatural power.  Fetish use goes back to prehistoric times.  Among the Zuni there is a legend which tells of a time when all animals were turned to stone by certain gods. (Excerpt from "Southwest Indian Art and Crafts" by Mark Bahti.)


Product Code: Fe522-25

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