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This dark green serpentine otter is happy with its fishy lunch! It appears ready to pop the little turquoise fish into its mouth. This happy otter was carved by Jesus Espino from Zuni Pueblo who exquisitely detailed all of the fur and the paws. "JE" is engraved on the bottom.
Otters are water creatures that live in oceans, rivers, creeks and lakes. The males are fierce warriors when it comes to protecting the mothers and babies, even chasing away great white sharks. The mothers float around with their babies on their bellies when they are young. They put their food on their bellies making their bellies dining tables, and they sleep holding one another’s hands. They are associated with happiness, joy, and community.
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.