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Frog - Picasso Marble, by Stanton Hannaweeke (Zuni)

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Price: $65.00
Item Number: HTF2063

Zuni artist, Stanton Hannaweeke’s hand carved frog of Picasso Marble has turquoise eyes. This charming frog looks as if he is poised to spring with his defined legs and croak with his inflated throat.

Fetish carvings are made in numerous styles and materials and are representative of a vast array of animals and figures since artists and carvers have become more creative and varied. Carving fetishes has developed into one of the most collectible art forms of the Zuni Tribe today. Fetishes are still made and used in homes, for special purposes and religious ceremony. They originally came from the belief that when a stone resembled a certain animal, the power of that animal resided in the stone. Sometimes after finding such a stone, carving a bit of the stone to bring out more of the animal resemblance was done. 

Height: 1 3/8", Length: 1.75", Width: 1"