Wildcat/Bobcat fetish by Fabian Tsethlikai
Zuni bobcat or wildcat fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Fabian Tsethlikai, made of dolomite, with inlay turquoise eyes. It measures 1 7/8" long, 5/8" wide, and just over 1" 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.