Zuni Jet Mountain Lion Fetish by Herbert HalateItem No: 9471
Thought to be the most powerful hunter, the mountain lion is the guardian of the northern direction. It is associated with the color yellow, and appears in both hunting and healing directional sets.
Today, mountain lion fetishes are carved with great realism and detail, and also in the more ancient, primitive style. Before the introduction of power tools, most mountain lions were represented with their tails up and over the back. Now carvers are able to carve long, flowing tails that extend behind the back, or even curl in delicate swirls.
This jet mountain lion is 3½ inches long by 1½ inches tall, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.