Zuni Adrian Cachini Frog fetish handmade carving

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Each type of Fetish held special significance. While each individual fetish had its own unique spirit, certain animal forms have traditionally held specific meanings. The animals may be associated with a trait, or one of the Zuni’s six sacred directions - East, South, West, North, Above and Below. Considered a rain-bringing fetish, the frog is also associated with abundance and fertility. While fertility is not its' main function, some women keep a frog fetish by their beds in the hopes of becoming pregnant. Turtles also also have a rain association in addition to serving as a link to the Zuni ancestors. Frog and turtle fetishes are some of the most popular carvings in Zuni.  Hand carved by Zuni Artist Adrian Cachini (hallmarked) Size: 2 3/8" x 1 3/4" Material: Alabaster, Turquoise accents 47 grams FREE SHIPPING IN THE USA