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Morado opal is named from the Spanish word for purple Other names include violet flame opal, Mexican
grape opal, and Mexican purple opal. Its completely natural body color goes from a deep, entrancing plum to a lavender marbled
with patches of white. This common opal is named after the city near where it was mined - please see the map. It is from a
limited find in the Mexican state of Zacatecas in central Mexico, this picturesque opal will make a colorful addition to your
collection. These regally colored gems are a unique member of the opal family, owing their coloring to the presence of fluorite
as well as quartz. Morado opalgems are also a bit more durable than most pals due to the quartz content and lower water
amounts within their crystals. A testament to the individuality of opals, Morado opal is sure to create an instant sensation in
your Zuni fetish cabinet.
Loren is an extended member of the Othole family of carvers according to McManis. He is the son of Jeffrey
Tsalabutie (d.) and the nephew of Jerome. He is also one of the recipients of the teachings, the experiences and the carving
knowledge of Gibbs Othole. Gibbs has passed on his incredible carving expertise with the many different members of his extended
family and educated them on the characteristics of the many stones that are utilized and inlaid by the fetish carvers and the
jewelers of the Pueblo. Jeffrey, Clayton and Dee Edaakie, Alonzo and Jerome Esalio, Jerome and Jeff Tsalabutie (d.), Saville, Tracy
and Brion Hattie, Albert Eustace, Alvin Calavaza and Burt Awelagte have all benefitted by that knowledge and experience. Along
with Loren, these younger carvers exhibit the minimalistic and sleek modern lines of Gibbs and his world class Zuni sculptures
and fetish carvings.
The eyes of the rabbit are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the fetish is unsigned, perhaps due to the
hardness of the quartz. A beautiful minimalistic carving that is created from a quality chunk of Mexican Morado opal. Be sure to add
it to your this buck rabbit to your Zuni fetish warren!
If you would like to read more about the Rabbit's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Rabbit" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
Video: No, but view other videos here.
Price WAS: $600. SALE PRICE: $475.
Zuni Carver: Loren Tsalabutie
Dimensions: 2 3/8"L x 3 3/16"T x 7/8"W
Shipping costs: $15.75 + depending on your location
Plus 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.
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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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