Zuni Mountain Lion Fetish with Bird

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Fernando Laiwakete - Zuni Mountain Lion with Bird

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Hand made Native American Indian Mountain Lion Fetish

Marble lion with inlaid turquoise eyes and heartline.

Material
Marble, turquoise, coral, spiny oyster, jet, penn shell heishi
Read about stones
Sinew
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Length
3 1/2"
Height
1"
Width
5/8"
Hallmark
F L
Artist
Fernando Laiwakete, Zuni

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

  Hand made Native American Indian Mountain Lion Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Mountain Lion Fetish

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Hand made Native American Indian Mountain Lion Fetish

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Hand made Native American Indian Mountain Lion Fetish

Medicine bundle of turquoise, coral, sterling silver and orange spiny oyster and penn shell heishi tied with sinew.

Mother of pearl bird on the back is light on one side and dark on the other side and has an eye of jet.

Inlaid god's eye of mother of pearl, coral, turquoise and jet.

Hand made Native American Indian Mountain Lion Fetish

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. Every fetish and every stone is different and has its own unique features. Read more about fetishes.

Mountain Lion symbolizes grace, leadership, and strength. Lion has the natural ability to lead without insisting that others follow. She teaches the ability to be so true to yourself - in responsibility, honesty, responsibility -and to trust your inner knowledge and direction. Lion can impart power and self-confidence when dealing with problematic people. The Cherokee people considered Mountain Lion sacred because she has the power to see in the dark.

Medicine Bundle - Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be used as an offering to the fetish, to evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.

Heart Line. The heart line is a line etched, painted or inlaid along one or both sides of the animal. It usually extends from the mouth to the region of the heart. There are many interpretations as to what a heart line represents, but it is often said to represent the pathway of the breath of the animal to the life force which is the heart. Others feel that the heart line points to the soul of the animal. It is thought that a heart line gives the fetish healing or medicinal power.

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