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Mountain Lion Carving

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Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from Turquoise by Zuni Lena Boone

material
turquoise, mother of pearl, coral, Read about stones
size
2 1/8" long
1" tall
5/8" wide
hallmarks
none
artist
Lena Boone, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from Turquoise by Zuni Lena Boone

Turquoise lion with coral eyes.

Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from Turquoise by Zuni Lena Boone

"Rounder"
Lena Boone - Zuni
Mountain Lion Fetish

#FC515 - $80 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "This animal is identified as a mountain lion by the long tail that comes up over the back."

Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from Turquoise by Zuni Lena Boone

Authentic Native American Mountain Lion Fetish Carving from Turquoise by Zuni Lena Boone

Medicine bundle with mother of pearl arrowhead, turquoise nugget and coral.

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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.

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