Wildcat/Bobcat fetish by Eddington Hannaweeke, tigilite
Zuni bobcat or wildcat fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Eddington Hannaweeke, made of tigilite, with inlay turquoise eyes, and a turquoise and coral medicine bundle. Signed on the bottom. It measures just over 3" long, 1" wide, and about 1 1/2" tall.
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.
The medicine bundle is an offering given in gratitude to the animal's spirit, and it amplifies the power of the fetish.