Native American Zuni Frog Fetish Carving

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Martza - Zuni Frog Fetish Carving

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Hand made Native American Indian Frog Fetish

Carved from Picasso Marble with turquoise eyes and coral and turquoise spots.
Baby frog on top.

Materials
Picasso marble, turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, sinew
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Length
2 1/2"
Width
2 1/8 "
Height
1/2"
Hallmarks
Signed: T J M
Artist
Terrence and Jessica Martza, Zuni

Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksTerrence and Jessica Martza's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

Hand made Native American Indian Frog Fetish

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Hand made Native American Indian Frog Fetish

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Terrence and Jessica Martza, Zuni
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Frog Fetish Carving
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Hand made Native American Indian Frog Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Frog Fetish

Medicine Bundle of MOP arrow, coral and turquoise tied with sinew.

What is a Fetish?

A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Although carved from many types of rock, fishrock is traditional. Read more about fetishes.

Frogs and turtles are some of the oldest and most commonly carved Zuni fetishes. Frogs are considered a major rain-bringing fetish so very important to the Zuni who live in an arid portion of the southwest US. Frogs also represent abundance and fertility. It is said that women become pregnant when a frog fetish is kept next to the bed - which can be a good thing or a surprise ! So be forewarned !

Medicine Bundle - Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be used as an offering to the fetish, to evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.


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