Paula says - "An indentifying characteristic of Native American mountain lion fetish carvings is the long tail that often lays along the top of the animal's back."
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.
Mountain Lion Symbolism
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.
Quartz is a crystalline mineral that come in many forms, including amethyst, aventurine, citrin, opal, rock crystal, tiger eye, rose quartz, and many others. Known as the "master healer", quartz is believed to amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Quartz crystals are used to draw off negative energy of all kinds.
Fetishes and Carvings
5 - Types of Fetishes