51-Piece Native American Amulet Necklace with Olive Shell Heishi, Turquoise Rounds, Sterling Silver Bicones and Sterling Toggle Clasp

Native American Fetish Necklace with Turquoise, Shell Heishi and Sterling Silver Native American Fetish Necklace with Turquoise, Shell Heishi and Sterling Silver Native American Fetish Necklace with Turquoise, Shell Heishi and Sterling Silver Native American Fetish Necklace with Turquoise, Shell Heishi and Sterling Silver

This outstanding Necklace showcases 51 handcrafted Native American Amulets — also known as Fetishes — carved in intricate detail. Both Zuni and Navajo artists create Fetishes, though Zuni carvers are more established and produce the majority of Fetishes in the market today. The style of the Fetishes in this Necklace is consistent with Zuni work, including meticulous shaping and lifelike forms. The work is impressive. The carvings include an impressive array of animals, including Foxes, Squirrels, Turtles, Birds, Bears, Horses, Rabbits, Armadillos and Mountain Lions. They range from 1/2-inch to 1-3/4 inch in length, and are arrayed in a graduated pattern with the largest Fetishes near the bottom of the Necklace. They are crafted from a variety of stones, including Turquoise, Mother of Pearl, Serpentine, Jasper, Alabaster, Jade and Soapstone. The mix of color and texture is visually appealing. Fetishes are talismans, or charms, and carry significant meaning to their carver. The significance assigned to each animal may include:

  • Armadillo - Sure, gets things right, keeper of the home
  • Bear - Strength, introspection, self-knowledge, healing
  • Bird - Unity, freedom
  • Fox - Camouflage, protection, ingenuity, quickness, cleverness, great passion
  • Horse - Swiftness, strength, enlightenment, healing, freedom, power
  • Mountain Lion - Leadership, resourcefulness, courage, high standards, balance
  • Rabbit - Virtue, serenity, curiosity, quiet talent, passion, conquering fear
  • Squirrel - Natural intelligence, saver, trust, thrift
  • Turtle - Longevity, love, protection, healing, knowledge, reliability, community

The Fetishes have been positioned to offer balance and symmetry, with a blending of colors and figures. This is a remarkable collection of high-quality, collectible Native American art. We've paired the Fetishes with 3mm Olive Shell Heishi, 5mm Turquoise Rounds, and 6-by-8mm Sterling Silver Bicones. The Olive Shell Heishi provides a quiet backdrop for the Fetishes — allowing them to stand out — while the Turquoise and Sterling Silver elements add color and shine. The Necklace is finished with a Wavy Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 152 grams and the 3 Necklace strands are 22-1/2, 24-1/2, and 26-1/2 inches long (when wearing, a vertical hang length of about 12 inches, including the Fetishes).

$ 749.00

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