Porcupine fetish by Elfina Hustito, Picasso marble
Porcupine fetish by Zuni artist Elfina Hustito, made of gray and brown Picasso marble with inlay turquoise eyes. It measures 2" long, 3/4" tall, and 1/2" wide. Artist's signature is on the bottom. There is a lot of detail on this one, and the texture is great. It depicts a porcupine with quills back in a relaxed position.
Porcupines are not a traditional Zuni fetish animal, but it is one of the many animals from around the world that Zuni carvers create, to showcase their ingenuity and skill.