Zuni Indian Turquoise Eagle Fetish Carving

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"Blue Eagle"
Albert Eustace - Zuni

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Authentic Native American Eagle Fetish by Zuni Albert Eustace of Kingman Turqjuoise

Material
Kingman turquoise, coral, Read about stones
Size
2" tall
1 3/8" wide
3 5/8" deep front to back
Hallmark
inscribed: A E   Zun ±
Artist
Albert Eustace, Zuni

Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksAlbert Eustace 's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

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Authentic Native American Eagle Fetish by Zuni Albert Eustace of Kingman Turqjuoise

Authentic Native American Eagle Fetish by Zuni Albert Eustace of Kingman Turqjuoise

Inlaid coral eyes.

Authentic Turquoise Eagle Fetish by Zuni Albert Eustace

Albert Eustace - Zuni
Kingman Turquoise Eagle Fetish
"Blue Eagle"

#FF348 - $225

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Paula says - "A magnificent eagle carved from a magnificent piece of Kingman turquoise. Magnificent!"

Authentic Native American Eagle Fetish by Zuni Albert Eustace of Kingman Turqjuoise

Authentic Native American Eagle Fetish by Zuni Albert Eustace of Kingman Turqjuoise

Authentic Native American Eagle Fetish by Zuni Albert Eustace of Kingman Turqjuoise

Flecks of pyrite are just visible in the black matrix.

Authentic Native American Eagle Fetish by Zuni Albert Eustace of Kingman Turqjuoise

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What is a Fetish?

A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Read more about fetishes.

EAGLE: The eagle is a symbol of power, healing and wisdom. The eagle represents enlightenment reached through inner work, understanding and reclaiming our personal power. Tenacity, clear vision and patience, living in balance with Spirit and Earth. Eagle connects one with Great Spirit, the Great Mystery, opening the soul to greater healing. It tells you that the universe is giving you the opportunity to fly above your life's worldly levels, or above the shadow of past realities, granting yourself permission to be free in order to reach all the joy that your heart desires and Spirit requires.

Stabilized Kingman Turquoise

The Kingman mine, located in Mohave County, Arizona, has been operated by the Colbaugh family since the 1970's. It is known for producing bright blue stones with white and black matrix, considered by many to be the best turquoise in North America. Old authentic natural Kingman turquoise is extremely rare.

In the 1950s S. A. "Chuck" Colbaugh developed a modern method for stabilizing the color and strength of turquoise. It is an expensive process that takes over 3 months to assure that the turquoise does not crack while being treated. Basically, the moisture is removed from the stone and replaced with an optically clear resin, the same type as used in jet fighter windows. The turquoise is then allowed to dry naturally for two to three months. Although other mines have turquoise stabilization facilities, those at the Kingman mine are widely regarded as the best.

Marty Colbaugh (Chuck Colbaugh's grandson) now runs the Kingman mine and continues the stabilizing tradition began by his grandfather. He says if natural turquoise is not treated, it can become oxidized with oils from the skin and change color. The products that Kingman uses for stabilizing turquoise are clear and no dyes are ever used so the natural turquoise color is preserved and no discoloration occurs.

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