Bobcat/wildcat fetish by Bernie Laselute, Picasso marble
Zuni bobcat or wildcat fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Bernie Laselute, made of Picasso marble, with inlay turquoise eyes. Signed on the bottom. It measures 2" long, 3/4" wide, and 7/8" tall. Has lots of detail in the fur, and a cute face.
Bobcats are some of the rarest fetishes made, and they are the hunting animals of the south. Hunting animals are traditionally used by the Zuni to ensure a good hunt to feed the tribe.