Navajo Horse Hair Pottery Figure - Fetish Bear (nap436)
This charming horsehair figurine is a high quality piece of authentic Native American, Navajo pottery, also known as a fetish or spirit animal. Navajo horse hair pottery artists use real horse hair during the firing process to decorate the rustic figure. When the time is just right, the artist throws the pieces of horse hair onto the pottery which causes it to stick and melt into the piece. This fascinating technique leads to a permanent application of the horse hair onto the pottery and creates the famous look that everyone loves.
The design featured on the bear figure is etched by hand. Each piece is unique, no two are exactly alike. This hand etched piece would be a perfect accent for any southwestern, lodge style, or cabin decor. It also makes a great gift because it is a beautiful one-of-a-kind work of art.
Actual piece is shown, measures approximately 2.75" long, 2" tall.
Authentic Native American, Ben Livingston, Tribe: Navajo