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Turquoise Deer Dancer by Eric Martinez - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Eric Martinez

Turquoise Deer Dancer by Eric Martinez

$ 200.00

A Number Eight Mine turquoise deer dancer with jet inlaid slit style eyes carved by Eric Martinez from one stone - including the base and branches held in the dancer's hands. The deer horns, ears and tail however are inlaid, utilizing a bluer turquoise stone - creating a lovely contrast in coloration. The deer dance is a sacred performance for the Zuni believe their ancestors come back as deer. Deer dancers show agility and speed and teach the Zuni to always be aware of one's surroundings..
Artist: Eric Martinez (signed)
Size: 1-1/2 in. long x 1 in. wide x 2-1/2 in. tall

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