Big mouth bass fetish by Bernie Laselute, lemon jasper
Zuni fetish carving of a big mouth bass, hand carved from lemon jasper, with inlay turquoise eyes. Native American Made. It is 1 1/2" long, 3/4" tall, and 3/4" deep. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Bernie Laselute, and it is signed on the bottom. Great movement to the fish, very detailed carving, and a funny piece of fisherman humor. The color of the stone is beautiful as well.
Big mouth bass are not a traditional Zuni fetish, but fish in general are an important symbol to the Zuni for their association with water, which is essential for all life on earth.