Native American Zuni frog Fetish Carving

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"Thunder Frog"
Andres Lementino - Zuni frog Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Andres Lementino

Jet frog with mother of pearl eyes.

Materials
jet, mother of pearl, turquoise, spiny oyster,
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Length
2 1/8"
Width
1 1/2"
Height
3/4"
Hallmark
AL
Artist
Andres Lementino, Zuni

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Andres Lementino

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Andres Lementino

"Thunder Frog "
Andres Lementino, Zuni

frog Fetish Carving

F342 - $75 plus s/h
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Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Andres Lementino

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Andres Lementino

Inlaid clouds of turquoise and spiny oyster with rain lines of mother of pearl.

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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.

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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