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Just recently the cable program How It Is Made had a section of the show dedicated to glass blowing. They had a Canadian pair of
artists showing the process of making Murano styled glass. The process actually originated in Babylon but the Italian glassmakers
of the medieval period found out how to make it. It is an arduous process of making thin glass rods then cutting them to length,
some of which are twisted into spiral multicolored rods. Then the artist lines the rods up and then joins them around a vase or pot.
The twisting and remelting continues until the desired glass object is made. The resulting piece is often times very thick and bubbles
are very common within the glass.
Located a mile from the city of Venice, Italy, Murano has been a commercial port since as far back as the 7th century. It is believed
that glassmaking in Murano originated in 8th-century Rome, with significant Asian and Muslim influences, as Venice was a major
trading port. Murano glass is similar to the 1st-century BC Greek glasses found in the shipwreck of Antikythera.
Lena takes shards of broken Murano glass and crafts them into Zuni fetishes. In this case she has created a large bear from orange,
white and clear glass weighing in at 2.1 ounces! The eyes are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and as is typical 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.
Zuni Carver: Lena & Evalena Boone
Dimensions: 3 1/2"L x 1 1/2"T x 1/2"W
Shipping costs: $9.25 + depending on your location
Plus 6.75% 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.
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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