This powerful mountain lion was hand carved by the hand of Zuni artist Andres Quandelacy. The low hanging head and the curled-in tail of the mountain lion make it seem as though this beast is ready to pounce. The beautifully inlaid Turquoise heartline is thought to enhance the powers within the fetish.
Andres is often considered the most prolific. His carvings tend to make use of stone to reflect texture throughout his pieces, as seen in the marbled nature we see here. Andres is also known for his heartlines featured only on one side, a pleasing and poignant addition.