Crab fetish by Bernard Laiwakete, mother of pearl
Zuni crab fetish, made of mother of pearl with inlay turquoise eyes. Native American Made. It is 1 1/8" long, 1 1/2"deep, and 1/8" tall. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Bernard Laiwakete, and it is signed on the bottom.
Sea crabs are not a traditional Zuni fetish used in their religious ceremonies, but it is one of the exotic ocean live creators the Zuni carvers make to showcase their ingenuity and skill.