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Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni
Lion Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from turquoise by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

material
labradorite, turquoise, Read about stones
size
2 5/8" long
3/4" tall
3/8" wide
hallmarks
inscribed: BL ZUNI
artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from turquoise by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from turquoise by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

"Bright Side"
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
Mountain Lion

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Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from turquoise by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from turquoise by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Eyes of inlaid turquoise.

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What is an Animal Fetish?

Native American Jewelry and Fetish Carving BooksA fetish is a carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Fetishes are carved from many types of stone, wood, antler, shell and other materials. Often the eyes and spots of adornment, called power spots, inset pieces of contrasting stones such as turquoise, jet and coral.
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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.

What is Labradorite?

Labradorite is a variety of feldspar that is generally grey or dark green and when light reflects at certain angles shows bright irridescent areas of blue, gold and green. It is believed that Labradorite gemstone brings joy and kindness and provide variety and good fortune. It energizes and provide a balanced mental plane and also heals infections. It is said to raise level of consciousness and act as a barrier against all negative energies. Read about stones.

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