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Jayne Quam

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Jayne Quam ! Zuni fetishes are treasures from the talented artisans of Zuni Pueblo, NM! We appreciate your interest in Zuni fetishes.  Collecting them is a passion we share! Zuni Spirits is celebrating 13 years of online web-gallery representation of Zuni fetish carvings! Jayne Quamis just one of the talented artisans whose work you'll find often at Zuni Spirits! Jayne Quam is just one of the talented artisans whose work you'll find often at Zuni Spirits!


We sold this fetish to a good customer who had it for approximately a year and one day it fell into two pieces for no apparent reason. We had her send it to us and upon inspection the stone had a boundary interuption, for lack of a better term, where one type of deposited calcium caronate changed ingredients in time and the sea floor had a reversal of direction. Deposits from say the north suddenly became deposits from say the south. In between those two time frames the borders were separated by a deposit that was less stable and unable to remain cemented even though compressed by the weight of the layers above. once eroded the stone you see was selected for carving. It is a pretty color combination and Jayne created a wonderful carving from it.

We sent to stone to Jayne and she repaired the separation with modern epoxies and rebuffed the fetish to the fetish you see today. It has een expertly repaired better than new and highly unlikely to fall apart ever again. The eyes are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise the five inlaid dots are inlaid of lapis, gaspeite, blue turtquoise, Sleeping Beauty turquoise and jet. The moon is inlaid of malachite and the spiral migration symbol is inlaid of crushed turquoise. The fetish remains unsigned however Jayne is well known for her trademark quality inlay and quality workmanship.

It has always been our policy to never sell a repaired fetish however we felt this bear deserved a good home and having Jayne make the repair justifies our reason for reselling this rehabilitated bear. We hope you feel the same way.

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.

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    Price: $105.
    Zuni Carver: Jayne Quam
    Item: Inlaid Bear
    Material: Banded Dolomite
    Dimensions: 2 13/16"L x 1 5/16"T x 5/8"W
    Signed: JQ
    Shipping costs: $10.00 + depending on your location
    Plus 6.75% state sales tax to Texas residents!

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david at zunispirits dot com
or zunispirits at yahoo dot com

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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