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"Rain Maker"
Emery Boone - Zuni Frog Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Emery Boone

Materials
jet, turquoise, pipestone, mother of pearl
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Length
1 3/4"
Width
1 1/4"
Height
3/8"
Hallmark
signed:
Emery Boone ZUNI NM
Artist
Emery Boone, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Emery Boone

Turquoise eyes. Rain clouds inlaid with turquoise, pipestone and mother of pearl.

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"Rain Maker"
Emery Boone, Zuni

Frog Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Emery Boone

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Emery Boone

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Emery Boone

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Emery Boone

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.

Jet (Acoma Jet) - A solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood material. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet. It is very popular with Indian artists for carving fetishes. It is also used for inlaying jewelry but usually is not used in jewelry stone sets. Jet can be heavy or very lightweight and it is sometimes mistaken for plastic. Read about stones.

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!


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