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Less than ten years ago a miner prospecting not far from Bakersfield, CA came across an ore
vein the likes of which he had never seen before. So he extracted a few samples and had them assayed and could
hardly believe what the assay report said -- the stones contained forest green malachite, cobalt blue lapis,
green and blue green chrysocolla (chemically a close relative of turquoise), a little actual turquoise, cuprite,
tenorite and purple sugilite which explains the high price of some of the stones and this weighs in at 2 ounces.
Not every stone contained all of these minerals, but all of them were present in the ore vein. Such a magnificent
mixture of semi- precious gem material in one ore vein deserves a classy name so the miner named this new stone
Courtland - the alternative spelling is Cortland Plume.
Courtland Plume stone is found only in California. It is a natural gemstone, a rare California
turquoise distinguished by a preponderance of black matrix and a variety of colors. The Courtland Plume mine is
actually a gold and silver mine which produces a small amount of this spectacular turquoise.
Marnella has created a modern day rendition of an old style mountain lion that is a prey lion
like those in the Frank Hamilton Cushing book ZUNI FETISHES. The eyes are inlaid of Sleeping Beauty turquoise
and the offering bundle consists of a gold-lipped mother-of-pearl arrowhead with a turquoise bead and branch red
coral tied with sinew. Done in the time honored Kucate-Sheche tradition, this gorgeous stone makes for a prize of an
old style lion for your Zuni fetish 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.
Zuni Carver: Marnella Kucate
Item: Old Style Mountain Lion
Material: Courtland Stone
Dimensions: 3 9/16"L x 1 1/4"T x 13/16"W
Shipping costs: $11.25 + 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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