Magpie fetish by Calvert Bowannie, black marble and mother of pearl
Zuni fetish carving of a magpie, made of black marble, mother of pearl, and inlay turquoise eyes. Native American Made. It is 2 1/8" long, 1" tall, and 1 1/8" 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.