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Daphne & Leland Boone
A terrific Mountain Lion, sleek and stealth, watches from atop the mesa, her presence felt rather than seen. Smartly carved by Burt Awelagte, he used the amazing Royston turquoise to its best advantage, leaving most of the stone shaped but minimally cut. The resulting piece gives the powerful feeling of the elusive mountain lion while bringing focus to the incredible dark brown inclusion veins that criss cross the surface as well as a small thread of blue turquoise that drapes over the shoulders, like a natural heartline. The lion measures about 3 3/4" long, 1/2" tall by 1 3/4" wide.
Daryl Shack, Sr.
Rosella & Loubert Soseeah
Melvin Sandoval, San Felipe-Zuni
Georgette Quam & Reynold Lunasee
Robert Michael Weahkee
Zuni Pueblo tradition teaches there are Six Directions in life, assigning a color and animal to each one. Long ago the Father of Medicine Societies, Po-shai-an-kia, established predatory animals as guardians of the Six Directions, each associated with a different color. Regarded as healing and protective, the animals are: Yellow Mountain Lion of the North, Blue Bear of the West, Red Badger of the South, White Wolf of the East, many colored Eagle of the Zenith (the heavens) and Black Mole of the Nadir (beneath the ground).
All the exquisitely carved antler animals by Robert Michael Weahkee have eyes from inlaid turquoise with the exception of the mole whose eyes are etched. The offering bundles are colorful and correspond to the Six Directional colors. The mountain lion and wolf have gold lip shell points, while badger has a red spiny oyster shell point. Eagle is on an abalone point with many colorful beads. Mole has a black lip shell point. Bear has a nice hefty blue turquoise point. Bear measures about 7" long and 2" wide. Eagle is approximately 2 1/2" long, 1 1/2" wide and 2 3/8" tall. Badger comes in at roughly 1 1/4" tall. Don't miss this collectible six piece set, it's outstanding.
Zuni Fetishes book by Hal Zina Bennett makes a wonderful companion to any Six Direction Set. It can be purchased separately here.
Abby & Clayton Panteah
Zuni tradition teaches there are Six-Directions in life assigning a color and animal to each one. Long ago, the Father of Medicine Societies, Po-shai-an-kia, established predatory animals as guardians of the Six Directions, each associated with a different color. They are regarded as healing and protective.
We're honored to present a fabulous collection of animals making up Andres Quandelacy's set representing these sacred regions. White Wolf is carved from mother-of-pearl. Dolomite Mountain Lion is 2 1/4" long. Eagle is from Picasso marble. Badger is from spiny oyster shell. Jet Mole is 7/8" wide. Turquoise Bear is about 1 1/2" tall. Eyes are inlaid from either turquoise or red coral. A collectible grouping to cherish.