Skunk fetish by Bremette Epaloose, black marble
Skunk fetish by Zuni artist Bremette Epaloose, made of black marble, with incised markings. It measures 2 1/4" long, 1 3/8" tall, and 5/8" wide. Artist's name is signed on the bottom. Really cute and unusual fetish, lifelike pose.
Skunk carvings are not used in Zuni religious traditions, but the artists like to carve all different animals as a challenge, and as an example of the carvers' ingenuity, skill, and adaptability.