Mole fetish by Herbert Halate, jet and turquoise
Zuni mole fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Herbert Halate, made of black jet, with inlay turquoise eyes and inlay turquoise spots on its back. Signed on the bottom. Measures 1 1/4" tall, 2 5/8" wide and almost 1 3/8" deep.
Moles are said to be able to see in the dark, so they can see what others can't. They amplify the connection with the earth, and they are the protectors from the underground.