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This Cosmic Coyote was carved from tijilite by Jayne Quam who inlaid turquoise eyes. On one side it has a area of white quartz. Jayne inlaid spiral shells, a crescent moon, stars, and other images into crushed turquoise. The stones include jasper, Mother of Pearl, spiny oyster, and shells. It feels very good in the hand.
Size: 2.25" H x 1.75" L x .875" 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 coyote.
Coyotes figure prominently in Native American history. In some tribes, they are powerful creation beings who teach us by doing things that turn out wrong, or even disastrous. Oftentimes, they have a humorous quality. In their natural environment they live in packs, hunt together, and protect one another. Once one hears them yipping at night it is never forgotten.
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.