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Peter Gasper carved this mountain lion from lepidolite. It has inlaid turquoise eyes. We know it is one of the hunter mountain lions because of the lovely golf lip mother of pearl arrowhead offering bundle with heishi, turquoise, and coral. The old traditional style Zuni mountain lion carvings have the tail that goes along the back like this one.
Size: .75" H x 2.375" L x .5" 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.