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03/06/2005: Zuni Fetish Baskets

We were in a Spring Personal Goals mode.

My sister-in-law is a most spiritually oriented (yoga, meditation, intrinsic energy) kind of person. Also, similarly left-brained/right-brained she's a realtor, a mathematics major, got an engineering degree in Professional engineering (thought she didn't bother to take the certification exam) just to be with her husband (he took the Certification exam) and help him study and take classes together. We're very close and always try to improve each other's lives and relationships with in ourselves and the family.

Our goal for this Florida weekend turned out to be personal for both of us. She's studying Indian Shaman medicine (and has helped her mom recovering from a stroke with the energizing skills) and she had a book on Zuni Indian Fetishes. We made up a "craft" project to each create our own personal "basket of life." Then we each determined our animal Fetishes that match our current personal goals and made and decorated them for our baskets. It's really a concept about being self-aware and a personal centering idea. I know how to make Indian woven basketry out of rope and yarns...and our basket turned out wonderful. I enjoyed it so much and especially our sharing this spiritual craft together…what more could two sister-in-laws enjoy better?

Here's my basket with Fetishes inside:

Zuni1 (93k image)

Here is Geri's basket - Which, for her first effort at making a woven basket, turned out Beautiful!!

Zuni2 (74k image)

The book we read was Zuni Fetishes by Hal Zina Bennett.

Karen on 03.06.05 @ 03:07 PM CST

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