Foxes for Life
Foxes for Life
Foxes for Life
Foxes for Life
Foxes for Life
Foxes for Life
Foxes for Life

Foxes for Life

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Jayne Quam carved this lovely pair of foxes which are bound together with their  life-long love, devotion, and commitment.  They are both carved from Picasso marble, one dark gray/brown and the other lighter shades of gray and brown.  Their faces are sweetly nuzzled together and they both have inlaid turquoise eyes.  Their offering bundle has a pink mussel whell arrowhead which is tied on with heishi, turquoise colored bead and red bead, clam shell, and a cobalt glass bead.    More about foxes and bushytails below.

Jayne Quam is Navajo, and is married to Zuni carver Lynn Quam.  They are both talented carvers who fetishes are highly sought after.

Size: .875" H x 3.25" 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 fox.  Foxes are playful, clever, quick, and protective of their young.  They also mate for life, and are indigenous to every continent except Antarctica.

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.