Panda fetish by Georgia Quam, black marble
Panda fetish by Georgia Quam, made of black marble, with inlay turquoise eyes, and incised markings. It is 1 3/4" tall, and 3/4" by 1/2" wide at the base. Very cute fetish, and an unusual animal to see in a Zuni fetish. Markings may vary slightly from photo.
Pandas are not used in Zuni religious ceremonies, but they are one of the animals from around the world that Zuni fetish carvers make, to showcase their creativity, ingenuity, and skill.