This is a pair of marble wolves. One in white marble, the other is black marble. They are joined by an offering bundle with beautiful turquoise arrowheads on their backs tied with sinew. They have inlaid turquoise eyes and very detailed carved fur, and stand in a stalking pose ready for action.
Zuni fetish wolves are the Zuni Directional animal of the East. The proper color for a Zuni fetish Wolf of the East is white, and often portrayed in a stalking pose. The Wolf is respected for its hunting skills and almost human intelligence. The wolf represents loyalty to family and tribe and is viewed as both a teacher and a pathfinder. The wolf’s ability to communicate over long distances make it an appropriate symbol of life’s never ending journey.
Condition: Excellent – original condition – new
Provenance: Purchased from the artist at Zuni Pueblo.