Navajo carver, Jayne Quam, is married to Zuni carver, Lynn Quam. Jayne carved this lovely pair of foxes which are bound together with their live long love, devotion, and commitment. One is carved from midnight blue sodalite with gray matrix, and a bit on the back end that looks like the cosmos to us - so cool! The other is carved from purple spiny oyster shell, with one side purple and the inside white. Their faces are sweetly nuzzled together and they both have inlaid turquoise eyes. Their offering bundle has an abalone arrowhead which is tied on with heishi, red coral, turquoise, clam shell, and a cobalt glass bead. Absolutely for the love of you life, or an engagement, wedding, or anniversary gift! More about foxes and bushytails below.
Size: 1" H x 2.75" L x 1" 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.
These foxes are bound together with their life-long love, devotion, and commitment. They come with a card detailing the meaning of them being bound together.
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.