This sleek powerful mountain lion was made by Herbert Halate from white marble. The trail gracefully drapes over the body. It has bright blue turquoise eyes and detailed whiskers and mouth. There is strength in the way it is carved. The offering bundle is a long and narrow turquoise placed on the side.
Size: 1.5" H x 4.5" L x ,75" 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.