Zuni Gold Lip Mother of Pearl Butterfly by Cheryl BeyukaItem No: 9476
Native Americans have used fetishes throughout recorded history. Fetish carvings are believed to hold magical powers and protect the owner or craftsmen from various problems of mind or body.
The Zuni fetishes must be taken care of, and are often given offerings of cornmeal and kept in special turquoise-encrusted fetish pots or pouches.
The butterfly represents beauty, transformation, and rebirth. This butterfly fetish was created by Cheryl Beyuka, and features inlay of coral, turquoise, and jet. It measures 1½ inches long by 2 inches wide, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.