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Old Man Acque Bear Fetish Zuni Indian Stone Animal Carving

Old man Acque

Old Man Acque Bear Fetish

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$ 2,499.99

Classic "Old Man Acque" bear fetish Hand Carved from turquoise with a shell arrowhead. Like other carvers of his generation he used a hand-pumped drill, a hand-cranked grinding wheel, rasps and files and shears to chip off pieces of rocks. He avoided using an electric buffing wheel and instead polished fetishes painstakingly on his knee with a greased rag. He was born in 1888 and passed away in 1981 and carved until he had a stroke in the late 1970's shortly before his death. He was a farmer and a well known storyteller and made his living from fetish carving and shepherding and was also a religious leader at the Zuni Pueblo. Order this extremely rare museum quality fetish and own a small piece of Zuni art history. 1 7/8" long- 3/4" tall (head)- 3/8" thick. 100% money back satisfaction guarantee. Certificate of authenticity will be included.

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