Herbert Halate carved this vigilant white fox from marble and inlaid turquoise eyes. The fur is all detailed, as is the nose, mouth, and paws. The fur is detailed all around. The offering bundle is a long, narrow, polished turquoise.
Size: 4.5" L x 1.125" H x 1.125" W
Wolves, coyotes and foxes all look the same in the distance. In Zuni there is a word that translates into "bushytail" in English. This bushytail is a fox. Foxes are playful, clever, quick, and protective of their young. They also mate for life, and are indigenous to every continent except Antarctica.
Traditionally, Zuni carvings are symbolically fed cornmeal. Each Zuni fetish comes in a box with a descriptive card and a tiny bit of corn meal to tide them over until they reach you.