Seahorse and coral fetish by Ruben Najera, shell and wood
Zuni seahorse fetish, made of abalone shell, silver eyes and nose, on a wood base. Native American Made. It is 2 1/4" tall, 2 1/2" by 1 1/2" wide at the base. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Ruben Najera, and it is signed on the bottom. Beautifully carved, and a wonderful use of different materials.
Sea horses are not a traditional Zuni fetish used in their religious ceremonies, but it is one of the exotic ocean creatures the Zuni carvers make to showcase their ingenuity and skill.