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Jet is a semi-precious stone of fossilized coal. It is extremely lightweight and has been used in jewelry-making for centuries.
When first beginning to collect Zuni fetish carvings, Colvin Peina (d.) was one of my favorite artists to watch for when his carvings were
posted on the fetish sites in the mid 90s. His bears had a whimsical quality to their posture, very sweet smiles and sometimes it seemed
they had gymnastic expressions as well. It turns out that was a common trait passed down through the Haloo family and shared
among its numerous members. Uncles are Miguel (d.) and Ramie Haloo, Gerald Peina, and mom Tina Sice, dad Ernest Peina, sisters
Claudia Peina, Claudine Haloo, and cousins Craig and Tonia Haloo and Gabe and Troy Sice all share a common carving thread in the
George Haloo Cheechee (d.) style. This beautiful necklaced bear is by Colvin's sister Claudia Peina.
Claudia has inlaid the eyes, mouth, necklace and claws of Sleeping Beauty turquoise. As is usual the fit and finish of her
carving is exceptional, glossy and flawless, as is her inlay. Normally her fetishes are initialed on the bottom but this one is NOT which
is highly unusual for the carver. This would be a wonderful addition to any Zuni fetish collection.
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: Claudia Peina
Dimensions: 2 1/16"L x 1 7/8 "T x 1 "W
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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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