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This sweet platypus was carved by Wilford Cheama. It was carved from alabaster with inlaid turquoise eyes. The fur and feet are detailed. We have seen very few platypus carvings in the last thirty years, so we think this one is pretty special!
Size: .75" H x 2.5" L x 1" W
According to the National Geographic: The platypus is among nature's most unlikely animals. In fact, the first scientists to examine a specimen believed they were the victims of a hoax. The animal is best described as a hodgepodge of more familiar species: the duck (bill and webbed feet), beaver (tail), and otter (body and fur). Males are also venomous. They have sharp stingers on the heels of their rear feet and can use them to deliver a strong toxic blow to any foe.
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.