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Indian Paint Rock is a humble sandstone found in the US state of Nevada. The features that give it its special character are due to ions of trace elements such as manganese and iron migrating in water drawn by capillary attraction through microscopic cracks in the stone. These may change the colour of the stone, hence the oranges and reds seen here, and thanks to a process called diffusion-limited aggregation, form the dark branching structures infused in this carving. Known as dendrites, from the Greek word for tree, these fractal patterns are amongst the most familiar in nature. The area for collecting this stone is restricted now so the stone is getting harder to acquire by the carvers.
We sold this to the collector consigning this piece to us a few years ago, and she is in the process of downsizing her considerable collection as many people are these days. So that is good for other collectors to have a second chance at some of the nicer fetishes created in the past. Take advantage of it while you can!
The eyes are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the elaborate offering bundle that Daryl is famous for consists of a Mother-of-pearl arrowhead with red coral branches, gold-lipped Mother-of-pearl, turquoise and jet nuggets attached and tied with sinew. The fetish is signed Daryl Shack ZUNI NM on the bottom in typical fashion.
If you would like to read more about the Badger's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Badger" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
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Zuni Carver: Daryl Shack, Sr.
Material: Indian Paint Rock
Dimensions: 2 1/2"L x 1 1/8"T x 1 3/16"W
Signed: Daryl Shack Zuni NM
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The Zuni Fetish Story
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Zuni Fetish Meanings
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The Zuni Language
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