By Douglas Martza

Animal: Coyote, Material: Watermelon Serpentine
This offering is sold.

Zuni Pueblo culture and oral stories include Coyote. In the "The Zunis Self-Portrayals" book by The Zuni People translated by Alvina Quam, copyright 1972, it shares amazing fables of moral instruction regarding coyote with titles like "The Coyote and the Badger" and "A Coyote and a Bumblebee". This wonderful publication is available for a separate purchase here, and is not included with Douglas Martza's fabulous coyote fetish.

Douglas' Coyote (Fox or Wolf) emits heartfelt howls through a red coral mouth and energetic eyes from turquoise. Carved and incised from watermelon serpentine, coyote brother measures about 2" tall, 3/4" wide and 1 1/4" deep. Because each side of this serpentine specimen is so unique, it's like getting two fetishes in one. A lovely amber and turquoise bead offering is attached to this important bushytail.