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"Elmo's Fire"
Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni Frog Fetish Carving
  HK Item # F416 

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Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Bernard Laiwakete

materials
labradorite, turquoise,
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length
2 1/8"
width
1 3/4"
height
3/4"
hallmark
inscribed: B L
artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Bernard Laiwakete

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"Elmo's Fire"
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

Frog Fetish Carving

F416 - $110 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Paula says - "This frog is somber gray until the light is angled just right, then look out! A golden light covers the frog's entire back. Very special!"

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Bernard Laiwakete

Turquoise eyes and power spots.

Authentic Native American Zuni frog fetish carving by Bernard Laiwakete

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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.

Frog Symbolism

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!

What is Labradorite?

Labradorite is a variety of feldspar that is generally grey or dark green and when light reflects at certain angles shows bright irridescent areas of blue, gold and green. It is believed that Labradorite gemstone brings joy and kindness and provide variety and good fortune. It energizes and provide a balanced mental plane and also heals infections. It is said to raise level of consciousness and act as a barrier against all negative energies. Read about stones.

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