After hours of self-reflection local artist Tim Jennings finally came up with their newest fetish block for your next Native American Flute project or existing one. This new fetish was inspired by one of our more proliferate residences of the Jackson Hole area, the North American Bison or more commonly known as the buffalo. Truly one of my favorite animals to watch and photograph here in western Wyoming. For those of you who know Tim’s flutes you know that most of the fetish blocks he crafts tend to be more whimsical than literal. This has been his style and Tim actually enjoys it when people see different things within the same fetish.
As an artist Tim wanted to capture something a bit different this time. He wanted a fetish that when someone sees it, it is clear to them what it represents but at the same time still maintains the whimsical aura that seems to fit his other designs. “I think we have found a clear balance with this new fetish”. This fetish stands about 2 1/2″ tall, it is about 3″ in length and 7/8″ wide at the base. He added a chimney to this fetish that is approximately 3/8″ wide and 7-8mm deep so it should fit most NAF flutes where the Focusing Channel is cut into the body of the flute. The picture presented here was crafted from a piece of old growth black walnut.
Each of these fetish blocks are entirely hand crafted by artist Tim Jennings and takes several hours to complete and thus no two are the same. Each fetish will be signed by Tim on the bottom of the buffalo. Teton Marketing, a local company here in Jackson is currently crafting a series of them out of some old growth walnut stock they have been saving for this very project. There will be a limited supply of these available for sale so if you are interested in one call Tim (307-690-0427) or send him an email . Please visit their website at www.tetonmarketing.com and see what is new. If you would like to order one you can do it by phone or click on the order button below and purchase it directly from the Teton Marketing shopping cart. Tim hopes this new fetish brings added value to your next flute project.