This beautiful Zuni mountain lion fetish was hand carved by Leland Boone. Carved from the uniquely bright Sonoran Dendritic, the mountain lion has the feel of an abstract painting. The prayer bundle is made of Mother of Pearl and Coral and adds to the innate power already within the fetish.
The mountain lion fetish is both a protective fetish and a hunting fetish. To the Zuni, it represents resourcefulness and leadership. The mountain lion is thought to be the protector of the north and is was one of the most powerful fetishes in Zuni culture.
Leland Boone is one of Zuni's most established fetish carvers. Having learned the art of carving from his mother, he and his wife, Daphne Quam, now work together in their studio in Zuni. To learn more about Leland Boone click here!