Each direction is represented by a "Prey God", or guardian animal, and are listed by Cushing as follows: Now carvers are able to carve long, flowing tails that extend behind the back, or even curl in delicate swirls. It is beautiful and a work of art. It is so well-made, and the colours are so vibrant. Each one of these regions contains an order of all the guardian animals, but the "guardian and master" of a particular region is the elder brother to all animals of that region. All items, including Gift Cards, are available with gift wrapping. White Bears have the strongest healing powers of the fetishes Believed to carry the spirit and unique properties of the animal.
Jet Mountain Lion Fetish
He also represents power and expanding one's abilities. Whatever your intended purpose, one thing is for certain: Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 8: Mountain lion fetishes are carried by travelers to protect them on their journey and also by hunters to help ensure a successful hunt. For those outside the Zuni traditions, the fetishes are viewed more as artwork but for many Zuni, they still carry greater meaning. The mountain lion spirit is associated with personal power and resourcefulness, independence, leadership, spiritual intensity, intuition, fierce protectiveness and loyalty.
Mountain Lion Fetish
Laiwakete, Rodney — Heartline Ram and Bird. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have. This piece was carved by Zuni artist Bernard Laiwakete. He represents awareness and grounding and has the ability to look inward. Hand-carved from unique galaxy marble and accented with turquoise, this exquisite fetish celebrates Zuni culture and the Native American legacy of carving.
Items without prices are typically available, but price and detailed information is on request. Some of the most common nature-inspired designs and symbols are water, rain, clouds, corn, mountains and animals. Altar Fetish wei-ma hok-ti-ta-sha representing black bear or mountain lion. This piece was carved by Zuni artist Bernard Laiwakete. Zuni, New Mexico, United States. Their tails are long and presented in the old-style: When not working at cattle ranching, he is always seen at his carving bench.