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On the Zuni reservation, the predominant stone composition of the mesas and buttes in the area is sandstone. In fact, the entirity of the Southwest is composed of sandstones of one variety and coloration or another. Some are brilliant reds and some are dull buff-colored. According to the USGS Zuni sandstone consists of undivided equivalents of the Summerville Formation and Bluff Sandstone restricted to Zuni Basin area and are of the Phanerozoic, Mesozoic and Jurassic periods. The predominent colors of that sandstone layer are represented within this table fetish. Buff colorations and bright shades of yellows and oranges are explosive at sunrise and sunset in the Zuni area, and Pete and Dinah created this giant bear from a great specimen of that local stone in 2005.
As usual the offering bundles of this carving family are well finished and highly polished. The bundle consists of an arrowhead of gold-lipped Mother-of-pearl, and blue turquoise nugget beads and red coral branches separated by heishe beads and tied with sinew. The eyes of this bruiser bruin are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the table fetish is unsigned. This carving is extremely large at over 6 inches long, and really heavy which will be more costly to ship weighing in at a lofty 1 pound 3.4 ounces - almost a pound and a quarter!!
Due to the size, weight and scarcity of this type of fetish carving, it will go fast and first. So don't delay sending your order or it WILL disappear! Truly this will be the centerpiece of your Zuni fetish collection. Good hunting!
If you would like to read more about the Bear's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Bear" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
Video: No, but view other videos here.
Zuni Carver: Pete (d.) & Dinah Gasper
Weight: 1 pound 3.4 ounces
Dimensions: 6 1/8"L x 3 5/8"T x 2 1/8"W
Shipping costs: $16.50 + depending on your location
Plus 6.75% state sales tax to Texas residents!
Please keep in mind that we ONLY accept online payments (credit/debit/e-check) via www.paypal.com. You may send your check or money order if you prefer a manual payment. Just alert us to that fact when you place your order. Additionally, please remember that we ship ONLY via USPS. Domestic parcels go via Priority/insured. Foreign parcels can go either Priority International (NO INSURANCE) or via Priority Express (INSURED up to $500.) Shipping prices are determined by the value of your parcel.
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david at zunispirits dot com
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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.
CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetish meanings.
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!
The Zuni Spirits Blog
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