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BELGIUM MARBLE MOUNTAIN LION BY TODD WESTIKA ZUNI FETISH

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For the Zunis, the six directions, north, south, east, west, above, and below, are guarded by different animals.  The mountain lion is the guardian animal of the north.    Zuni mountain lion fetishes also symbolize leadership and resourcefulness.  Beautifully carved, this mountain lion is made out of Belgium Marble and has a turquoise arrowhead on his side.  Zuni artist, Todd Westika created this exquisite carving, and his work is recognizable and sought after by collectors worldwide.  Signed

1  1/8” tall x 3” long x 3/4” wide

Zuni fetishes are carvings made from various materials by the Zuni people.  Traditionally, fetishes served a ceremonial purpose for their creators and they represented animals and figures that were part of their culture.  Today, as a form of Native American Art, they are sold to collectors worldwide.  With a myriad of materials like turquoise, shell, jet, marble, serpentine, and much more, Zuni fetish carvers are able to create carvings in a style of their own.

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