A beautifully carved marble badger by Nelson Yatsattie of Zuni Pueblo.
Badgers symbolize self reliance, tenacity and focused intention. They symbolize dynamic healing with their knowledge of the roots and earth medicines.
This Badger measures 2 7/8″ in length.
With fetishes, the choice and quality of stone (color and hardness), cost of material, size of fetish, intricacy of carving, degree of polish, animal representated and “beauty” of the carving all go into determining value.
It is said by anyone who collects and sells Zuni Fetishes that they choose you. When one speaks to you or catches your eye, take notice!