Each Native American Indian animal fetish
carving is hand made and unique. - Authenticity
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Lasiloo White Marble Frog with Power Spots.
From Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis:
The Lasiloo family "is known for its emphasis on variety of materials...mostly create highly stylized animals... The late Eugene Mahooty first started carving in the he late 1970s followed by Lloyd Lasiloo and finally Al Lasiloo in the early 1980s. They worked with then in-law Rodney Laiwakete who helped spread the art to his brothers.
This exceptional frog suffered two very small areas of damage when dealing with the world of modern man and yet he has lived to tell the tale. If he did not have these blemishes, he would be thrice the price. We may not be able to show these on our photos as they are very slight, but we want to be sure you know of them. There is a small chip on rear of one hind leg and a bump on the corner of his left eye. He is a most wonderful frog and perhaps even better because of his wounds.
Pipestone power spots and Turquoise eyes.
Beautiful composition and workmanship.
Lovely to hold.
Frog Fetish 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 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 !
Marble. Most marble is 90% calcite or dolomite. It is commonly white, brown, black and mottled or variegated. Read more about stones.
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