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Catlinite is also called pipestone and is a type of argillite or metamorphosed
mudstone, usually brownish-red in color, which occurs in a matrix of Sioux Quartzite. It is used in
the making of sacred peace pipes. Pipestone quarries are located and preserved in Pipestone
National Monument outside of Pipestone, Minnesota and at the Pipestone River in Ontario, Canada.
The term Catlinite came into use after the American painter George Catlin visited the quarries in
Minnesota in 1835. Only enrolled Native Americans are allowed to quarry for the stone at the
Pipestone National Monument, and thus it is protected from over-mining. It is a favorite of many
Zuni fetish carvers for its softness, coloration and availability.
The eyes are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and the fetish is signed
E Boone Zuni NM on the bottom of the carving in typical fashion. This cute amphibian was originally
purchased from Four Corners in 2003.
If you would like to read more about the frog's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "frog" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
Video: No, but view other videos here.
Dimensions: 1 1/4"L x 9/16"T x 7/8"W
Shipping costs: $ 8.50 + depending on your location
Plus 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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