Up for auction is a great carved QUAIL fetish by Zuni Pueblo artisan STEPHEN LONJOSE . This fine piece stands just about 2&7/8 inches tall and about 1/2 inch wide (looking from the front). It is carved from a beautiful piece of Picasso Marble that has many shades of gray in it and a little bit of brown. A great feature of this fetish are the eyes. The eyes are inlaid turquoise and give this fetish an almost whimsical appearance. T is a lot of etching on this fetish that gives this bird a very "featd" look. The artist has initialed this piece on the bottom twice with the initials "SL" and "Zuni". This is a very unique carving! You don't see too many pieces by this artist.This is an authentic Native American hand-carved item and comes direct from the Zuni Pueblo in northern New Mexico. In Zuni Indian tradition, each animal is believed to have innt powers or qualities that may aid the owner of a fetish carved in the image of that animal. The Quail symbolizes the sacred spirit, the ceremonial and the holy. Condition: NEW Buy up to 4 fetishes and they all ship to the same address for one shipping charge!! Fetish Reference BOOKS are now available in my Ebay Store. Just click on the Book Category that appears at the left of this listing. Be sure to check out all my other fetish auctions! Go to my Ebay Store and click on the Fetish and Rock Carving Category on the left. #3-3-08 Check out my other items ! and check my E BA Y S TO RE for beautiful Jewelry, Rugs, Wall Hangings and other Collectibles! Be sure to add me to your favorites list ! I combine purchases to save on shipping!! (See below) AUCTION SELLING POLICIES (The Fine Print) PAYMENT : Paypal Preferred. Also: Money Order, Cashiers Check or Personal Check accepted. Payable to: Desert Designs, 2311 Ranch Club Rd. #409, Silver City, NM 88061. "Buy it Now" option may require immediate Paypal payment. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE or a non-paying bidder report will be filed with Ebay and the item will be relisted or sold to the next highest bidder. Appropriate feedback will be left. Shipment will usually be made within 2 business days after receipt of a cleared payment. Please Note: Personal Checks & Paypal e-checks may take 5 to 10 days to clear, so in that case the item will ship after payment has cleared. Mailing your Payment? Please use Ebay Checkout or email us within 24 hours of the auction close with your payment and shipping information. FEES: Shipping and handling fees are extra and are posted with each auction. Our shipping fees include a handling fee and delivery confirmation. We take pride in careful packing. Insurance is optional on most items but required on breakable or expensive items. SHIPPING: U.S.A Only, Please No FPO,APO,AP,AE addresses. COMBINED SHIPPING: We are happy to combine multiple purchases in a 7 day period to save on shipping (If items will fit together in one box). Please email if you intend to bid on more items within 7 days. You will be invoiced for all items together when you are done shopping. RETURN POLICY: All sales are final! Bid carefully and email questions before you bid. We are happy to answer questions. We will do our best to resolve any problems brought to our immediate attention.
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