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Vintage Rainbow Man by LL Shetima


A hand crafted dancing rainbow man ring by LL (Linchen L.) Shetima Sr.  Linchen was born in 1946 on the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico.  His children and grandchildren have continued the art of jewelry making to this day.  


The sterling silver band securely braces the multi stone figure perfectly.  Created out of Mother of Pearl, Turquoise, Spiny Oyster, Jet and Abalone.  This amazing fetish ring is in great condition with only minor wear from age and use, with NO breaks or missing stones. The Rainbow Man, also sometimes referred to as the Rainbow Dancer, is a sacred Zuni Indian guardian spirit identified with the life giving summer rains and the colors of the rainbow after the summer’s rain.  The Rainbow Man is a symbol of protection often seen on the Zuni’s war shields and is a symbol of the rainbow which represents the life sustaining rains for their agricultural importance in the arid American Southwest.  


The Rainbow figure is most often depicted with an arched or curved back resembling the shape of the rainbow usually horizontally.  The Rainbow Man wears a kilt and a tablita or terraced cap on his head.  From the estate of our favorite Aunt Virginia!  Virginia was an fabulous woman who never married or had children, but lived an adventurous life.  She loved her nieces and enjoyed traveled the world.  Virginia loved to bring back jewelry from each of her travels and now we are sharing them with you.  Please view stone healing powers below the specifics:


* Sterling Silver (tested)
* Natural Stones
* Maker "LL Shetima" (stamped)
* Size US 6
* Measures approx. 1 11/16" inches tall x 1 1/8" inches at widest section
* 9.476 grams
* c. 1980's


Turquoise is a purification stone.  It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere.  Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilizing mood swings and instilling inner calm.  It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks.  Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving.  It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.  Turquoise also aids in the absorption of nutrients, enhances the immune system, stimulates the regeneration of tissue, and heals the whole body.  It contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects, and alleviates cramps and pain.  Turquoise purifies lungs, soothes and clears sore throats, and heals the eyes, including cataracts.  It neutralizes over-acidity, benefits rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, and viral infections.


A protection stone, Mother of Pearl brings the gentle healing power of the sea. It is a stress relieving stone; relaxing, soothing and calming to the emotions. Mother of Pearl stimulates our intuition, imagination, sensitivity and adaptability. It helps our emotions become more harmonious and balanced.


Spiny oyster shell is good for hope, peace of mind, and also courage. It will improve your patience and power of understanding so you can enjoy your life at a higher level. The shell also stimulates intuition, imagination, and sensitivity. It encourages joy and adaptability.


Abalone healing properties are for soothing, calming, peaceful; relieve anxiety, stress, insomnia; promote compassion, love; strengthen bones and teeth.  It is also fundamentally an expression of healing Ocean energy (that’s why we always feel better at the water’s edge!) Using Abalone generates a feeling of peace, calm and being “right” with Nature. It has the ability to off load worries and cares, and transform negative energy into a positive uplifting mood. You can use Abalone as an inspiration for life’s journey with its ups and downs, and the courage to go on no matter the difficulty. Wear Abalone for inspiration in healing relationships as it promotes communication and compassion. 


Jet, a form of fossilized wood resembling coal, has been a talisman since the Stone Age. It draws out negative energy, including unreasonable fears. A stone of protection, it guards against violence and illness. Used during spiritual journey, Jet protects us from evil or dark entities.

Vintage Rainbow Man by LL Shetima

SKU: AM-287

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