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The telling of stories that have been passed down from generation to generation remains the
primary form of wisdom communication for all Native American tribes. Oral storytelling traditions have
allowed tribes to transmit their mythological, spiritual and historical understandings of themselves and
their surroundings to their children and the children of their children. Its continuance all but guarantees that
members of each individual Indian nation will never forget their roots or lose sight of important knowledge
that would allow them to continue to exist in harmony and cooperation with the natural world. The
storytellers translate practical ideas about the Great Mystery of life and existence into tales filled with
heroes and villains, comedic twists and dramatic encounters and lessons learned the hard way through
suffering and the eventual outcomes in one's life.
Native American storytelling is focused on helping people understand their place in the natural
world. Native American tales are part metaphorical, part real, part spiritual, part mythological, part instructional
and part transformational. Most of all they are entertaining and memorable to the People who hear them.
This guarantees these stories will be remembered and passed down to the coming generations, who need to
understand who they were, where they had come from, and why the world is the way it is, if they are to survive
and prosper in the challenging times that are always just ahead.
This gorgeous fetish sculpture depicts a Zuni storyteller in the middle of her tale making sure that her gaze
would be directed to everyone in the audience. She holds their attention and gets the allegorical lesson to
them all. She has carved leg wraps and her robe is quite elegant, elaborate and full of Puebloan design elements.
There are eleven sunfaces inlaid on her sleeves, bodice and hem. There are also red coral and Sleeping Beauty
turquoise dots adorning her robe and necklace, mouth and mocassin conchos. The maiden's eyes are inlaid of jet.
The painstaking inlay must have taken days of carving, grinding and placing them perfectly in just the right places
and fitting them precisely. Randy has created a wonderous piece of art from a pretty piece of Picasso marble depicting a
Zuni storyteller teaching her tribe their oral tradition and history to yet again pass down the wisdom of the ancestors.
Truly a centerpiece scuplture for your collection. It is HEAVY weighing in at 7.1 ounces, so it will have added
shipping costs due to its weight.
Video: No, but view other videos here.
Dimensions: 1 3/8"L x 3 7/8"T x 1 15/16"W
Shipping costs: $ 14.50 + depending on your location
Plus 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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