Hand carved turquoise ram fetish, Native American Indian fetish, Zuni fetish, sheep lover gift, protection amulet, natural turquoise fetish

$224.00

Here we have a hand-carved ram or sheep fetish, unsigned, made of beautiful old natural turquoise, the kind that is very hard to find these days. Spaniards brought sheep to the "New World," and Native Americans began herding them and using them for barter. It turns out sheep were especially well suited for the harsh and remote Southwest, and they became a source of negotiable wealth. I love this fetish as my father herded sheep in Northern New Mexico as a boy and often talks about those times as being where he learned life's lessons. Sheep medicine is used about gentleness, patience, and because of the association with wealth, to draw riches. Because this fetish is unsigned, we cannot say with certainty that the fetish is Native American, although we believe it is, as we purchased it from the estate of a family that in the 1970s had a business buying directly from Native Americans in Gallup and the Four Corners area and selling to Old Town Albuquerque retail shops. We believe this is a traditional Zuni fetish.

Measures about 2" by 3/4" and stands about 7/8" tall. Has amazing texture in the stone, with mother stone showing. We believe this is Bisbee Blue turquoise, in high demand since the mine closed. Beautiful shaping and cutting visible.

An older fetish of an increasingly rare stone and powerful medicine.


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