Each Native American Indian animal fetish
carving is hand made and unique. - Authenticity
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Carved from green striped serpentine with eyes of turquoise and jet.
Dime above shows scale of this carving.
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!
- The state rock of California, serpentine is a gemrock, with wide diversity
in color and character, from green to yellow, with browns, black and whites. It
can be bi-colored, streaked, mottled, banded or spotted and it has a slippery,
snake-like surface (hence the name). It is composed of several minerals including
minor amounts of chrysotile a somewhat benign form of asbestos. It is said to
help one find inner peace, calmness, and a long life; instills in the bearer a
respect for the elderly and wards off snake bites.
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