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Ernie Mackel

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Ernie Mackel Lunasee! Zuni fetishes are treasures from the talented artisans of Zuni Pueblo, NM! We appreciate your interest in Zuni fetishes.  Collecting them is a passion we share! Zuni Spirits is celebrating 13 years of online web-gallery representation of Zuni fetish carvings! Ernie Mackel Lunaseeis just one of the talented artisans whose work you'll find often at Zuni Spirits! Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Ernie Mackel Lunasee!


These running animals by Ernie Mackel are a really cool departure from the fetishes whose posture is motionless, just stopped in their tracks as if in your headlights at night. It speaks of the life of the creature, cats runnig AFTER their food or rabbits running AWAY from a hungry wolf, rather than just walking up on an unsuspecting animal in their territory, them looking bewildered or confused. This is a relatively "modern" stone to Zuni, say less than 10 years that it has been carved as fetishes. It looks like a dry grassland at sunset.

The eyes are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the fetish is unsigned which is not typical for the carver. Ernie usually initials his pieces.

If you would like to read more about the Mountain Lion's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Mountain Lion" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.

    Video: No, but view other videos here.
    Price: $95.
    Zuni Carver: Ernie Mackel
    Item: Running Mountain Lion
    Material: Vietnamese Jasper
    Dimensions: 3 5/16"L x 1 9/16"T x 5/8"W
    Signed: No
    Shipping costs: $9.25 + depending on your location
    Plus 6.75% state sales tax to Texas residents!

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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

In an effort to keep our collectors informed of new arrivals, posts of interest to Zuni fetish collectors, the latest critters to visit our east Texas woods, rants, raves and rambles will be published HERE at the Zuni Spirits Blog. You may subscribe (& unsubscribe) at this link.

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