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Butterfly Maiden
Danette Laate, Zuni

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Authentic Native American Indian maiden fetish carving by Danette Laate

Turquoise maiden with inlaid jet eyes and power spots.

Authentic Native American Indian maiden fetish carving by Danette Laate

Authentic Native American Indian maiden fetish carving by Danette Laate

Authentic Native American Indian maiden fetish carving by Danette Laate

 

Danette Laate, Zuni
Butterfly Maiden Fetish Carving

FM271 - $62 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

material
turquoise, jet, Read about stones
height
1"
width
5/8"
length
1"
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 Indian maiden fetish carving by Danette Laate

Authentic Native American Indian maiden fetish carving by Danette Laate

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Butterfly Symbolism

Butterfly represents transformation, the ability to go through changes in life with grace and lightness, like the plain caterpillar changing into a colorful butterfly. Butterfly's bright colors symbolize liveliness and playfulness. Butterfly helps us look at heavy and tense situations with a new, lighter perspective.

ABOUT TURQUOISE

Turquoise is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

What is a 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, Jet , shell and other materials. Often the eyes and spots of adornment, called power spots, inset pieces of contrasting stones such as turquoise, jet .
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