Death Valley Paint Stone Mountain Lion

By Christopher Sandoval, Zuni-San Felipe

Animal: Mountain Lion, Material: Indian Paint Stone
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Christopher Sandoval's exquisite Mountain-lion is crafted from rare Death Valley Indian Paint stone dug before it was declared a protected National Park. It stands on all fours at about 2" tall, 3 1/4" long and 1" wide. It contains manganese and iron twisting through muted sandstone and its bright turquoise eyes are ready for action. This mountain lion brings an offering bundle of fine heishe shell beads, red coral, and turquoise beads.