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"Spirit Cat"
Danette Laate - Zuni
Mountain Lion Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from mother of pearl by Zuni Danette Laate

Material
mother of pearl, turquoise, coral, jet, Read about stones
Size
2 3/8" long
1/2" tall
1/2" wide
Hallmarks
inscribed: DL
Artist
Danette Laate, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from mother of pearl by Zuni Danette Laate

Inlaid god's eye and turquoise power spots on the back.

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Danette Laate - Zuni
Mountain Lion Fetish

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Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from mother of pearl by Zuni Danette Laate

Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from mother of pearl by Zuni Danette Laate

Mother of pearl lion with turquoise eyes.

Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from mother of pearl by Zuni Danette Laate

Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from mother of pearl by Zuni Danette Laate

 

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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.

Is it Mother of Pearl or Abalone?

Mother of pearl, also known as nacre, is the outer coating of pearls and is also a protective layer that forms the lining of some mollusks including abalone. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent, which means that it changes color as the angle of view or the angle of light changes. Mother of pearl from most mollusks has a milky white or silver appearance, whereas mother of pearl from abalone has dark rainbow hues. Read more . . .

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