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One of my personal favorite semi-precous stones for carving Zuni fetishes is Baltic amber. It is strewn along
the bottom and buried in the sediments of the Baltic Sea, so many times after storms, it washes up along the shores of
Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Russia and Finland. Aside from its beautiful dark coloration,
the light-refractive qualities and clarity of this variety of amber has the added bonus of polished specimens sometimes
having fossilized bugs, ancient plantlife or various types of detritus collected and clearly visible within these
Burt utilized and almost inclusion free piece of Baltic amber with which to create this butterfly corn maiden.
It has only one tiny item in it, a sliver of dried grass or hanging moss of some kind, near the neck of the maiden. He has
inlaid the eyes, ,mouth and wing dots of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the fetish is initialed BA on the bottom in his
typical manner. It is a beautiful piece of amber and when the light shines through it emits a glow around the maiden,
it is a quite striking carving from Zuni fetish carver Burt Awelagte.
If you would like to read more about the Butterfly Corn Maidens' characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Butterfly Corn Maidens" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
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Zuni Carver: Burt Awelagte
Item: Butterfly Corn Maiden
Dimensions: 1 1/4"L x 1 3/4"T x 13/16"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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