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Gordon Poncho - Zuni Frog Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Gordon Poncho

materials
dolomite, turquoise, coral
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length
1 1/8"
width
1 1/8"
height
3/8"
hallmark
inscribed: G Poncho
artist
Gordon Poncho, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Gordon Poncho

Turquoise eyes and coral power spots

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Frog Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Gordon Poncho

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Gordon Poncho

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Gordon Poncho

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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

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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The use of small carved animals on Native American necklaces is a modern invention for the market. It is not traditional to use a fetish, per se, on a necklace or as jewelry.

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Table fetishes stand on a flat surface for viewing. They come in various scales with the 2-inch scale being the size most commonly sold today.

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A fetish can be carried when the power of the animal is desired to help the person with a routine task or an obstacle or problem. Pocket fetishes might help with safe travel, a successful venture or "hunt", a good yield or "crop".

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A fetish can be transported in a medicine bag but it is said that only the mole is content in the darkness for long periods of time.

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