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Lena Boone

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Lena Boone ! 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! Lena Booneis just one of the talented artisans whose work you'll find often at Zuni Spirits! Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Lena Boone !


Leopardskin jasper is one of the rhyolite jaspers and its true name is orbicular rhyolite. Orbicular rhyolite is an igneous rock that was formed by lava flows on the surface. The spots or orbs in the appearance of this mineral probably occurred when molten lava reacted with fragments of rock known as xenoliths. This once abundant orbicular jasper is a patterned form of chalcedony which is considered to be one of the quartzes. Rhyolites are extremely fine grained and being an igneous rock formed by lava flows it consists mainly of quartz, feldspar, and hornblende. It is a vulcanite rich in siclic acid and its colors include red, browns, greens and tan situated in a pattern similar to a leopard coat which is sandy colored with glassy black inclusions. Leopardskin jasper was considered a sacred crystal by some Native Americans and was said to provide protection for the shaman.

This crystal is excellent for those that have animals or work with animals especially cats or maybe even mountain lions? What a coincidence! Lena has inlaid the eyes of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the offering bundle consists of a gold-lipped Mother-of-pearl arrowhead and turquoise, red coral and heishe beads tied with sinew. This is a great old style montain lion fetish to add to your collection.

If you would like to read more about the Mountain Lion's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Mountain Lion" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.

    Video: No, but view other videos here.
    Price: $72.
    Zuni Carver: Lena Boone
    Item: Mountain Lion
    Material: Leopardskin Jasper
    Dimensions: 2 7/8"L x 7/8"T x 3/4"W
    Signed: NO
    Domestic 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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