This is a stunning transitional or emerging frog totem, what this means is that the frog still has a tiny touch of it's tail left and is just finishing metamorphosing from tadpole to frog! Tadpoles and frogs are extremely sacred animals to the Zuni people. This magical little totem is made from dolomite with jet inlaid eyes and natural inclusions that add to the shading and beauty of the totem. This frog is carved deeply and beautifully and the expressive little face will enchant you. Frog totems are wonderful gifts for those trying to start a family, or for someone who has recently had a death in the family as a symbol of rebirth and the circle of life.
Frog- Frogs are associated with water and rain. He asks the spirits to bring abundant rain. Frog is also the fertility fetish. Women often keep a frog fetish by their bed when hoping to become pregnant. Frogs and tadpoles represent the cycle of life.
This is carved by Marylin Chuyate Quam, one of the famous Quam family carvers.
Fetishes represent unique and very personal gifts, they are wonderful for the holidays, as congratulations for life changing events and more.
American Indians have used fetishes throughout history. Fetishes are believed to hold magical powers and protect the owner or craftsmen from problems of mind or body. Some believe that their powers can even protect against problems of the universe. It is also believed that the care a fetish receives is directly related to the protection it will provide. Indians believe that fetishes must be properly cared for. They are given offerings of cornmeal and kept in special turquoise covered fetish pots or pouches. Often fetishes are adorned with turquoise, arrowheads and feathers. These are offerings to the fetish for gifts received or anticipated.
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