Root Bear Onyx Whale
Root Bear Onyx Whale
Root Bear Onyx Whale
Root Bear Onyx Whale
Root Bear Onyx Whale

Root Bear Onyx Whale

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Zuni caver, Danette Laate, carved this whale from root beer Onyx and inlaid turquoise for its eyes.  It's tail is up and the mouth and belly are detailed with lines going from the mouth to the tail.  It has a carved blow hole where it should be at the top.

Size: .75" H x 2" L x .675" W

Whales are the largest mammals on Earth, and the blue whale is the largest animal on earth.  Whales have huge brains and some think that they are smarter than humans.  They have their own language that sounds like songs to us and can communicate over great distances.  Many of them travel in groups, hunting together and protecting one another. They are associated with wisdom, community, and intelligence.

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.