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According to Wikipedia goldstone is a type of glittering glass made in a low-oxygen reducing
atmosphere. The finished product can take a smooth polish and be carved into beads, figurines, or other
artifacts suitable for semiprecious stone, and in fact goldstone is often mistaken for or misrepresented
as a natural material. Another common name for the material is aventurine glass, based on the original
Italian name "avventurina". The original manufacturing process for goldstone was invented in
seventeenth-century Venice by the Miotti family. The most common form of goldstone is reddish-brown,
containing tiny crystals of metallic copper that require special conditions to form properly.
Stewart carved this medicine bear form this reddish-brown variety of the glass.
He inlaid the eyes of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and created the offering bundle consisting of
a turquoise arrowhead and red coral beads and a larger turquoise heishe bead tied with sinew.
The fetish is unsigned, large for its kind and heavy as a stone weighing in at 3.2 ounces!
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: Stewart Lasiloo
Dimensions: 2 3/16"L x 2 3/4"T x 1/2"W
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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