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Cryer Creek Collection HK Item #FC450
 "Pink Panther"
Lion Fetish Carving

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ion Fetish carving

pink alabaster, Read about stones
1 7/8"
inscribed: B.T. 1990

ion Fetish carving

ion Fetish carving

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"Pink Panther"
Lion Fetish Carving

#FC450 - $80 plus s/h

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Paula says - "This fetish from the Cryer Creek Collection was purchased by the former owner somewhere between 1950 and 2010 - it is of undetermined age. All the information we have is listed here.

"In my opinion, this carving shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Native American made. But because we are unable to attribute the hallmark to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."

ion Fetish carving

ion Fetish carving

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.
Mountain Lion Tails

Difference Between Mountain Lion and Panther

Mountain Lion (Cougar, Puma) is a specific species of yellow brown cat that lives in North and South America while Panther could be any big cat of South America, Africa or Asia, such as leopard or jaguar, that has a color mutation of either solid black (more common) or solid white. Mountain Lion does not roar and usually lives in mountains while Panther has a loud roar and typically live in forests and grasslands.

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The jewelry and artifacts in this collection were gathered by a man born in 1933 and who has been collecting for over 60 years. He has a great love of Native American people, their culture and customs and their art. Living and working most of his life in Texas, he has been particularly drawn to Lakota, Comanche, Apache, Pueblo, Navajo and Zuni pieces. We will be listing items from his collection over the next year, so keep an eye on the Newly Listed Items page.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
30 years or older.
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
An item that has been used.
Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

Our Rescue Mission

We are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

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