Mountain lion fetish by Lena Boone, tigilite
Zuni fetish carving of a mountain lion, made of black and brown tigilite stone, with inlay turquoise eyes and a medicine bundle tied to it that is made of shell, turquoise, and coral beads. Native American Made. It is 1 1/8" tall, 3/4" wide and 2 3/4" long. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Lena Boone. Mountain lions represent resourcefulness, they are power symbols, aiding hunters in big game. They are said to protect travelers. The medicine bundle is an offering given in gratitude to the animal's spirit, and it amplifies the power of the fetish.