Magpie with berry fetish by Calvert Bowannie, black marble and mother of pearl
Zuni fetish carving of a magpie with a berry in its mouth, made of black and white marble with turquoise inlay eyes and a coral berry. Native American Made. It is 1 3/8" long, 3/4" tall, and 5/8" wide. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Calvert Bowannie.
Bird fetishes were thought to carry prayers to the sky asking for rain and blessings.