Native American Zuni Frog Fetish Carving

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Russell Shack - Zuni Frog Fetish Carving

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Hand made Native American Indian Frog Fetish

Carved from Black Marble and then etched.
Inlay turquoise eyes and nostrils and power lines.

Materials
Black marble, turquoise
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Length
1 1/8"
Width
1 "
Height
1 1/8"
Hallmarks
Inscribed: Russell Shack
Artist
Russell Shack, Zuni

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

Hand made Native American Indian Frog Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Frog Fetish

Russell Shack, Zuni
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Frog Fetish Carving

F241
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Hand made Native American Indian Frog Fetish

Dime above shows scale of this carving.

Hand made Native American Indian Frog Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Frog Fetish

 

 

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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!

Jet - A solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet, or Jet for short. It is very popular for carving fetishes. It is also used for inlaying but usually not used in stone sets.
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