Dragonfly fetish by Ruben Najera
Dragonfly fetish by Ruben Najera, made of shed antler. It is 3 1/4" tall, 3" wide, and about 2 1/4" deep. The artist's signature is on the bottom, as well as "Zuni." The dragonfly is shown in flight, and its curved pose was inspired by the natural shape of the antler.
Dragonfly fetishes are not traditionally used in Zuni religious ceremonies, but they are made to showcase the artist's skill and creativity.