zf00610Regular price $82.00 Save $-82.00
This happy frog was carved from travertine by Zuni carver, Enrike Leekya. It even has a big smile on it's face! In addition to its inlaid turquoise eyes it has five inlaid turquoise dots, one on each leg and one in the center of its back. The nostrils are detailed as are the toes on each foot.
Size: 1.75" H x 2.125" L x 1.675" W
Frogs begin life in the water as tadpoles, grow legs and are able to be on land or lily pads. They go through a profound transition and are related to water and land. Female frogs lay many eggs at once and are associated with fertility. The frogs are known to sing before the rains come in Zuni Pueblo. During droughts people will bury frog carvings in the Earth to invite the rain to come.
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.