Rabbit fetish by Corwin Yamutewa, gaspeite
Zuni rabbit fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Corwin Yamutewa, made of green gaspeite, with inlay coral eyes and inlay shell for the nose and ears. Signed on the bottom. It measures 3/4" tall, 1 3/4" long and 3/4" wide. Very cute bunny, like Corwin Yamutewa is known for, posting with its head tilted to the side.
The artist Corwin Yamutewa is a firefighter and he only carves in the off season, so he doesn't produce as many fetishes, making his carvings more valuable.
Rabbits are a fertility symbol to the Zuni, they represent abundance and facing fears.