200602-17 Navajo Fetish Carving Alabaster Bison 2" x 3 1/2" by Edwin Begay
Navajo Fetish Carving
Alabaster Bison 2" x 3 1/2" by Edwin Begay
Hand carved from semi translucent alabaster by artist Edwin Begay. Medicine bundle has feather, mother-of-pearl arrow, turquoise bead, and shell heishi tied with sinew. The medicine bundle is gift offering to the animal spirit, which provides the animal spirit with energy, enhancing its powers and allowing its prayers to be heard more easily.
Buffalo represents prophesy and fulfillment of powers. Buffalo also represents a steadfast endurance to rise above one's weaknesses.