Mountain Lion Carving
Mountain Lion Carving
Mountain Lion Carving
Mountain Lion Carving
Mountain Lion Carving

Mountain Lion Carving

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Zuni Carver, Fernando Laiwekate, carved this sleek mountain lion from a stone that may be rasberry serpentine, but we are not sure.  It has inlaid turquoise eyes, and a bundle that has a gold-lip mother of pearl arrowhead, heishi, clam shell, coral and turquoise beads.

Size: 1" H x 2.25" L x .25" W

In Zuni Pueblo, mountain lions are the guardians of the north, which is where wisdom lives.  They are sleek hunters who are primarily solitary predators.  Full of grace, they move through life silently and with great power until they want you to hear them.

Traditionally, Zuni carvings are symbolically fed cornmeal.   Each Zuni fetish comes in a box with a descriptive card and a tiny bit of corn meal to tide them over until they reach you.