Awesome Ant
Awesome Ant
Awesome Ant
Awesome Ant
Awesome Ant

Awesome Ant

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This awesome ant fetish was artfully carved from a tagua nut.  It is so well detailed with its six legs, thorax, abdomen, and head.  The head has easily distinguised eyes, mouth, and mandibles.  It was in a collection of carvings from fifteen years ago that we rediscovered during our move this year.  It was carved by Elton Kaamasee, and "Elton K" is carved into the bottom.

Size: 1.125" H x 1.675" L x .875" W

Ants are among many of the creatures that live underground and protect Mother Earth.  Their tunnels aerate the soil and keep it healthy.  While they may seem pests to most humans, they have an important role in the sacred system of life.  The Hopi create little posts specifically to put honey in when there are ants in their homes.  Each day the pot is moved further and further to the door until it is outside.

Traditionally, Zuni carvings are symbolically fed cornmeal.   Each Zuni fetish comes in a box with a descriptive card and a tiny bit of corn meal to tide them over until they reach you.