Necklace, Natural Stone, Mother Of Pearl, Fetish, Birds, Vintage, 798

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Native Americans, historically, believe fetishes held magical powers and protection from problems of mind and body.

To the Zuni People, the bird represents unity, community, and freedom. This vintage triple-strand bird fetish necklace represents those desired characteristics in spades. three strands of birds are hand-carved from mother of pearl shell and separated by tiny shell heishi.  The maker left her mark with four coral beads at the hand-whipped cord closure.

A very elegant necklace - perfect for the Southwest collector.

  • affiliation: possibly Zuni or Navajo
  • markings: 4 coral heishi
  • materials: mother of pearl, shell heishi, coral, string cord
  • dimensions: 17" long
  • weight: 153 grams
  • closure: hand whipped cord
  • condition: very nice  vintage condition with light discoloration to the cord
  • style number: JN798
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