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Clive has been a jeweler for many years and we had the opportunity to meet him in one of our early visits to the Zuni reservation. He was working in a trading post just north of the Zuni border. We bought a few carvings from him, as his brother Travis had started showing him the carving ropes and you can see one of those carvings, an alligator of magnesite hematite, in our book "Z U N I S P I R I T S: A Portfolio Of Fine Zuni Fetish Carvings", which can be found at: this link. Clive has not carved very many fetishes over the years, rather he works mostly on his beautiful jewelry creations.
This carving is a rather large hawksbill sea turtle created from a light green piece of serpentine. The segments of the shell are decorated by the migration spiral common to the rock art petroglyphs and pictographs found all over the American Southwest. The carapace is also segmented on the turtle's belly.
Clive makes the eye inlaid with Sleeping Beauty turquoise, which is then inlaid again with gem lapis, sharing another common trait with Travis' carvings. This cool fetish carving is signed C LASILOO on the bottom. Be sure to add this to your collection for it may be quite a while until you see another hawksbill turtle online!
If you would like to read more about the Turtle's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Turtle" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
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Zuni Carver: Clive Lasiloo
Dimensions: 4 7/8"L x 1"T x 2 5/16"W
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The Zuni Fetish Story
If you're new to Zuni fetish collecting and interested in learning more about them, we have written a short article about Zuni fetishes and what they mean to the Zuni culture. CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetishes.
Zuni Fetish Meanings
We've written this article to inform Zuni fetish collectors about the specific meanings and attributes of the more traditional Zuni fetish carvings.
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The Zuni Language
If, as a Zuni fetish collector, you haven't had the opportunity visit Zuni Pueblo but would enjoy hearing some words in the Zuni language, we hope you'll findthis article interesting and informative. CLICK HERE and turn up your volume to enjoy!
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