April 28, 2020, 8:45pm
I see some signs that this necklace could be real but I would very much appreciate an opinion by someone(s) that is familiar with this type of jewelry since it is so commonly fake.
April 28, 2020, 8:51pm
Forgot to attach picture, sorry.
I’m going to refer you to this helpful thread on fetish necklaces:
Hey guys, I found this really helpful guide from the Keshi foundation of New Mexico, a public non-profit promoting Zuni arts.
“In the seventies, mass produced fetish necklaces flooded the market, suppressing sales of authentic Zuni necklaces. Fabrications were still considered by many, to be the real thing. Zuni artists continue to be harmed by the sale of imitations.”
If you are unable to zoom in without the text getting blurry, here it is in two separate halves and transcribed.
I believe the necklace you posted to not be genuine Zuni handcarved.
April 28, 2020, 10:24pm
Thank you Orbit! The price is low so that alone is suspicious. I should probably wait for one that is signed because even with the information provided I don’t think I could be confident. Thanks for the heads up!