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Willard Laate Kolowisi Sea Serpent Fetish Zuni Indian Antler Carving

Willard Laate

Willard Laate Kolowisi Sea Serpent Fetish

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$ 129.99

Very special Kolowisi sea serpent fetish hand Carved from antler with turquoise inlaid eyes and an abalone shell fetish bundle. The Legend of Kolowisi, Water Serpent of Zuni Pueblo: The feathered or horned water serpent is a hero in Zuni because he saved the Zuni people from the flood. When the waters rushed into Zuni Pueblo, the people fled to the top of their sacred mountain, Dowa Yallane (Corn Mountain), to get above the flood. They were dying of thirst and starvation and so said prayers to each of the six directions, asking for rescue. Kolowisi heard their prayers and came from the West direction and rested his jaw on top of Dowa Yallane and regurgitated fresh water, meat and seeds and so saved the Zuni people. When the waters receded Kolowisi did not want to go back to the West and so he now resides in the underground lake in the South where the katsinas live. Before his passing Willard was one of the elite carvers at the Zuni Pueblo so order this museum-quality Kolowisi fetish now and own an important piece of Zuni cultural art.  Signed WL. 6" long- 5/8" wide- 7/16"tall. 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee. A certificate of authenticity will be included.

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