Scorpion fetish by Jonas Hustito, dolomite
Native American Zuni fetish carving of a scorpion, made of light brown and white dolomite with turquoise inlay eyes. It is 2 3/8" long, 1 1/4" tall, and 1 1/4" wide. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Jonas Hustito and is signed "JH" on the bottom.
Scorpion fetishes are not traditionally used in Zuni religious ceremonies, but they are an example of the Zuni carvers' creativity and skill. Scorpions are hard to find as Zuni fetishes.