Holiday Sale- 15% off all Carvings- Discount Code 15%off (no spaces)- Free shipping on all U.S. & Canadian Orders-No Sales Tax
Cart 0
Fordite Fish Fetish Zuni Indian Animal Carving

Brian Yatsattie

Fordite Fish Fetish

Item #
$ 199.99

Striking fish fetish Hand Carved from a lovely specimen of fordite. Fordite, also known as Detroit agate or Motor agate is old automotive paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the build up of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray painted (now an automated process), which have been baked numerous times. Enterprising workers who recognized their potential value chipped off these waste products and saved them to be turned into jewelry later. Fordite can sell for almost as much as gold going for between $1 and $5 per gram. Brian is one of the top carvers at Zuni and is the only artist using this rare and beautiful carving material. Buy this colorful fish now and discover the magic of owning a fetish carved from Detroit agate! 2 5/8" long- 1 3/8" tall (dorsal fin)- 3/16" thick. 100% money back satisfaction guarantee.

Share this Product


More from this collection