Travertine Wolf Bushytail
Travertine Wolf Bushytail
Travertine Wolf Bushytail
Travertine Wolf Bushytail
Travertine Wolf Bushytail
Travertine Wolf Bushytail

Travertine Wolf Bushytail

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Delvin Leekya carved this wolf bushytail from travertine, also called Zuni rock.  Its head is tiled and its mouth looks like it is getting ready to howl.  It has perky ears and inlaid turquoise eyes.  The bundle has a well carved pink mussel shell arrowhead, with a smaller green snail shell arrowhead on top.

Size: 1.5" H x 2.75" L x 1" W

Wolves, coyotes and foxes all look the same in the distance.  In Zuni there is a word that translates into "bushytail" in English.  Based on the tail of this carving, we are pretty sure it is a wolf.  Wolves are social creatures who mate for life.  They are associated with being protective, good communicators, and are the guardians of the east for many tribes.

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.