Prairie dog fetish by Bernie Laselute, Picasso marble
Zuni fetish carving of a prairie dog, made of Picasso marble. Native American Made. It is 1" tall, 1" wide and 5/8" deep. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Bernie Laselute, and is signed on the bottom. Cute prairie dog fetish, with intricate carved lines in the fur and paws.
Prairie dogs are not used in Zuni religious traditions, but they are an example of the carvers' ingenuity, skill, and adaptability.