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Butterfly Maiden
Danette Laate, Zuni

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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

Authentic Native American Indian maiden fetish carving by Danette Laate

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Danette Laate, Zuni
Butterfly Maiden Fetish Carving

FM272 - $48 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

material
mother of pearl, turquoise, jet, Read about stones
height
1 1/8"
width
1/2"
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

Mother of pearl maiden with inlaid jet eyes and turquoise power spots.

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.

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 . . .

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 mother of pearl, jet .
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