(1)“Authentic Indian arts and crafts” means any product that is handcrafted by Indian labor or workmanship and is not made from synthetic or artificial materials.
(2)“Findings” means the smaller component parts of a handcrafted item, such as clasps, glass, silver, or synthetic beads, stamped parts not used as a major part of a handcrafted item, leather backings, binding materials, and other ingredient parts not a major part of a handcrafted item.
(3)“Handcrafted” means the production of a product wholly by hand tools, with the exception of buffing or polishing and the findings used upon the products.
(4)“Other arts and crafts” means any product that is represented as an Indian design or product but is not handcrafted by Indian labor or workmanship or that is made by machine or from synthetic or artificial materials.
(5)“Imitation turquoise” means any artificial compound or mineral manufactured or treated so as to closely approximate turquoise in composition or color or any other mineral represented as turquoise when in fact it is not.
(6)“Indian” means any person who is enrolled or is a lineal descendent of one enrolled upon an enrollment listing of the bureau of Indian affairs or upon the enrollment listing of a recognized Indian tribe domiciled in the United States or a person recognized by any Indian tribe as being Indian.
(7)“Indian tribe” means any Indian tribe, organized band, or pueblo that is domiciled in the United States.
(8)“Natural” means the status of a mineral component, used in the preparation of authentic Indian arts and crafts, that does not include any chemical alteration or discoloration.
(9)“Plasticized” means the process through which natural turquoise of a soft, porous nature is altered by impregnating it with acrylic resin or any other substance of a similar nature to produce a change in coloration of the turquoise and allow it to accept a polished finish.
(10)“Represented” means the presentation of a product in words, description, state of being, or symbols when the product is offered for sale, trade, exchange, or purchase.
(11)“Spin cast” means the casting of jewelry components, other than findings, by means of centrifugal force.
(12)“Stabilized” means the chemical process through which natural turquoise of a soft, porous nature is altered to produce a change in the coloration of the natural mineral.
(13)“Treated” means any chemical process through which a natural turquoise is altered to produce a change in coloration of the natural mineral.
(14)“Turquoise” means a blue, green, greenish-blue, or sky-blue mineral, containing phosphorus, aluminum, copper, and iron, used as a gemstone in its cut and polished form.
(15)“Unnatural” means the status of any mineral compound or substance that is not natural or that has been chemically altered, including a stabilized, plasticized, or treated mineral and imitation turquoise.
Section 6-15-203 — Definitions,
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