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Jasper is one of the many gemstone varieties of quartz available today. It is an opaque
and impure variety of silicon dioxide. The name jasper is derived from the Greek word for spotted
stone, referring to its typical multicolored, striped, spotted or flamed appearance. Jasper can form in
virtually any color. Jasper is usually considered a chalcedony, but some scientists classify jasper as a
separate type because of its distinctive grainy structure. Jasper gemstones can be found in many locations
around the world. Some of the most notable deposits are sourced from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt,
India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, Uruguay, Venezuela and the United States of
America, including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, New Mexico and Washington.
This particular variety is a found jasper local to the Nutria area of the reservation and nearby Zuni
Mountains to the east of the Pueblo.
This Etruscan or Minoan style buffalo is very heavy weighing in at 3 ounces! The eyes are
the trademark Laahty gold-lipped mother-of-pearl inlaid with jet. This gorgeous carving is signed Ricky Laahty
copywritten 11-26-02 on the bottom. A great addition to any Zuni fetish collection, but make it yours!
If you would like to read more about the Buffalo's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "buffalo" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
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Zuni Carver: Ricky Laahty
Dimensions: 2"L x 1 9/16"T x 1"W
Signed: Ricky Laahty 11-26-02
Shipping costs: $ 11.25 + depending on your location
Plus state sales tax to Texas residents!
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david at zunispirits dot com
or zunispirits at yahoo dot com
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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