Bat Family fetish by Ruben Najera
Bat family fetish by Ruben Najera, made of shed antler. It is 4" tall, 3 1/4" wide, and about 1 1/2" deep. The artist's signature is on the bottom, as well as "Zuni." The Bat family is shown on tree limb, and its curved pose was inspired by the natural shape of the antler.
To the Zuni, bats represent the guardians of the night, and they are also pollinators. They see in the dark and can see what others can't.