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Herbert Him

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Herbert Him! Zuni fetishes are treasures from the talented artisans of Zuni Pueblo, NM! We appreciate your interest in Zuni fetishes.  Collecting them is a passion we share! Zuni Spirits is celebrating 13 years of online web-gallery representation of Zuni fetish carvings! Herbert Him is just one of the talented artisans whose work you'll find often at Zuni Spirits! Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Herbert Him!

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Though buffalo didn't range as far south as Zuni Pueblo, hunters did go out to hunt them to the north and east of present-day Zuni. They also traded items for buffalo hide, horn and meat. Moccasins made of buffalo hide, robes and blankets - these were all highly prized by the Zuni as evidenced when the Spanish first encountered them in the mid 1500's.

This spectacular buffalo carving was made by master carver Herbert Him. He used a piece of pale brown Picasso marble to render this handsome bison. The stone is so light colored it almost appears to be chocolate serpentine but the veining, though vague, and the lack of "stickiness" confirms that it is Picasso marble.

Herbert has etched the front quarters and head of the bison roughtly to appear furry, while the hindquarters and feet are smoothly polished. He has inlaid the bison's eyes of turquoise and, in his typical fashion, the bison horns are carved of the same stone rather than applied or inlaid.

Herbert has signed the buffalo on the hind feet "Herb Him Zuni" in typical fashion.

    Price: $450.
    Zuni Carver: Herbert Him
    Item: Buffalo
    Material: Picasso marble
    Dimensions: 3 1/8"L x 2 1/4"T x 1 1/8"W
    Signed: Herb Him, Zuni
    Shipping costs: $13.50 + depending on your location
    Plus state sales tax to Texas residents!

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The Zuni Fetish Story

If you're new to Zuni fetish collecting and interested in learning more about them, we have written a short article about Zuni fetishes and what they mean to the Zuni culture. CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetishes.

Zuni Fetish Meanings

We've written this article to inform Zuni fetish collectors about the specific meanings and attributes of the more traditional Zuni fetish carvings. CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetish meanings.

The Zuni Language

If, as a Zuni fetish collector, you haven't had the opportunity visit Zuni Pueblo but would enjoy hearing some words in the Zuni language, we hope you'll findthis article interesting and informative. CLICK HERE and turn up your volume to enjoy!

The Zuni Spirits Blog

In an effort to keep our collectors informed of new arrivals, posts of interest to Zuni fetish collectors, the latest critters to visit our east Texas woods, rants, raves and rambles will be published HERE at the Zuni Spirits Blog. You may subscribe (& unsubscribe) at this link.

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