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Was $98
On Sale $68

Colorado Estate find rare Zuni OWL Fetish Necklace

This came out of an amazing Dust Bowl Era former farm estate turned FDR Depression WPA New Deal era Sewing Room that spanned 3 generations. Documentation found by the curators show that in the 1930s the family put up its remaining 2 pigs and its wood burning stove as collateral to purchase commercial sewing machines when the Dust Bowl wiped out all of their crops and other livestock.

Old style silver-tone Barrel clasp.

17 stone and shell Fetish carvings.
Strung on Olivine Heishi Shell
Collector quality

Older Zuni Fetish necklaces such as this one are very hard to find. The carvings are representative of master artists and therefore the value is determined by the quality of these tiny works of art.

27 inches length excluding Barrel Clasp
14 " length drop when worn (suspended OWL pendant adds 1 inch length)
7 " drop from neck when worn

Central Fetish Pendant is an OWL done in olive GREEN JASPER STONE . This piece is highly polished and measures 1 1/8" length

Other PAIRS of Fetishes include:

RAVENS 1 1/8" length done in very dark Brown TORTOISE SHELL (these are extremely rare to find!)
BUFFALO 1/2" length in Sky Blue Turquoise
BEARS 3/4" length in Malachite or similar Dark Green striated Stone
TURTLES 1" length---EXQUISITELY carved with realistic raised heads in Mother of Pearl Shell
FOUR PAIRS of ASSORTED BIRDS 5/8" - 1" length in a variety of materials to include Orange Spiny Oyster, Red Coral, Mother of Pearl. Note the sweet Pair of Yellow Canaries!

CONDITION: MINT with no damage, cracks, chips or repairs

Sale Old ZUNI Heishi Owl FETISH NECKLACE Expertly Carved Collector Quality

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: turquoise, coral, spiny oyster, malachite, jasper, stone, shell, tortoise, mop, mother of pearl, chalcedony, heishi, metal
  • Only ships to United States from Colorado, United States.
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