Soapstone also known as steatite or soaprock is a talc - schist , which is a type of metamorphic rock. It is composed largely of the magnesium rich mineral talc. It is produced by dynamothermal metamorphism and metasomatism , which occur in the zones where tectonic plates are subducted , changing rocks by heat and pressure, with influx of fluids, but without melting. It has been a medium for carving for thousands of years.
Necklaces and Pendants
New Mexico Bead and Fetish | Beads - Zuni Fetish - Jewelry - ABQ
Herbert Him. Remember to check the dimensions - the photos Ed Lementino. This is a mother and baby. This was made in but was Jeff Yunie, Zuni Pueblo This is the cutest little bear and made from nice leopard jasper.
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Zuni fetishes are small carvings made from primarily stone but also shell, fossils, and other materials by the Zuni people. Within the Zuni community, these carvings serve ceremonial purposes for their creators and depict animals and icons integral to their culture. As a form of contemporary Native American art , they are sold with secular intentions to collectors worldwide.
This collection is from the estate of a woman who owned and operated retail clothing stores in Pinetop and Show Low, Arizona from to the mid s. She ran the stores on a day to day basis and knew many of the Santo Domingo, Navajo and Zuni women who shopped in her stores. They would often bring in their hand-made jewelry to trade for clothing. She was glad to trade with the women and she sold their jewelry in her stores.