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Murano glass is glass made on the Venetian island of Murano, which has
specialized in fancy glasswares for centuries. The reputation of Murano as a center for glassmaking
was born when the Venetian Republic, fearing fire and destruction of the city’s mostly wooden
buildings, ordered glassmakers to move their foundries to Murano in 1291.
Lena takes shards of broken Murano glass and crafts them into Zuni fetishes.
In this case she has created a bear of a yellow, green and blue splash of color on one side. The
other has red and blue shards over the cream colored reverse of the first side. it is quite mesmerizing
and one of my personal favorite Murano bears from Lena. It is bulky, weighing in at 2.9 ounces.
The eyes are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the offering bundle consists
of a spiney oyster shell arrowhead with red coral and turquoise beads tied with sinew. As is typical
of the carver and family more often than not, the fetish is unsigned.
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.
Dimensions: 3"L x 1 3/4"T x 1/2"W
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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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