zf0001204Regular price $144.00 Save $-144.00
This brave buffalo looks like it is ready to take on the world. It stares steadily forward, alert to both the challenging and wonderful. The material is marble with dark gray, cream, and tan. Zuni carver, Lynn Quam, inlaid bright blue turquoise eyes and horns. More about buffaloes below.
Size: 1.75" H x 2.75" L x .75" W
Buffalo, or American bison, roamed the plains in the millions from Northern Mexico into Canada before colonization. Buffalo are sacred to many Native American people. They provided so much the people needed: food, clothing, leather to line tipis and make parfleches which are beautifully painted rawhide containers, tools, and so much more. There has been success in recent years to bring the buffalo back to the plains, especially to Native American tribes on the plains.
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.