This vintage fetish necklace features seven bison totems carved from dolomite, which displays a warm beige-tan color, and turquoise inlay for eyes. The main fetish at the bottom is larger than the three each going up the sides, and it's set apart with small heishi on either side, In between each fetish is pen shell chips, flat and in an organic squareish shape, stacked atop one another. The piece is finished off with these sacked shells and a couple of nuggets of turquoise toward the top. Matching earrings come with the necklace. The necklace and earrings are circa 1990s, strung on wire. We can see the cut marks in the stones for each fetish; although they are very similar, they are all made from hand and thus not exactly alike--some faces are slightly wider, ears different in shape. Dolomite is a sedimentary rock comprised primarily of calcium and magnesium and typically ranges from pinkish-yellowish brown to gray to white, sometimes having bands and striations. Dolomite is believed to be a grounding stone, and of course, the bison is one of the most grounded of animal symbols. In Native American cultures, this majestic animal represents the great spirit of humanity, and today bison represent freedom, way of life, and life itself.
The necklace measures about 28" long from clasp to clasp, so plan on about 13" length when worn. The largest bison is about 1-3/8" wide by about 3/4" all. The earrings are about 2" long and hang closer to 2-1/2" long. The silver findings do not magnetize but we are unsure if they are sterling, and most likely are not.
For the person who loves the spirit of the Southwest.
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