Zuni Creation Story tells about the splitting of people to find the Center of The World. One of those groups headed South. Those who went South are said to eventually return from the Land of the Everlasting Sunshine. It is said that perhaps the native tribes in South America are the long lost people of Zuni.
A gift from the ancient Inca Goddess of Fruitfulness and Mother Earth, Pachamama, Peruvian Opal is the national stone of Peru and it is relatively rare and can only be found in the Andes mountains.
It is a sedimentary rock formed at low temperature from an igneous rock with high silica content. Its composition is basically composed of oxygen, silicon and hydrogen.
A wonderful carving out of Pink Peruvian Opal. The deep pink gives a nice background for the inlaid stones of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Malachite, Variscite, Mediterranean Coral and Lapis.
Artist: Troy Sice
Signed: Troy Sice Zuni copyright 2018 3/23/2018 7pm
About 1/2"tall by 1"wide by 2 3/8"long