DescriptionZuni Pueblo artist Gordon Poncho handcrafted this truly unique frog pendant carved from Pink Mussel Shell and set into sterling silver. With bright blue turquoise eyes and coral details, this pendant is set into sterling silver with rope detailing.
While many tribes and Pueblos of the Southwest are known for making fetishes, but this ancient art form is most closely associated with the Zuni Pueblo, who are considered the most skilled fetish carvers. Traditionally, they depict wolves, bears, mountain lions, eagles, frogs, rabbits, fish, corn maiden, and other animals. The Zuni people believe that the skills and qualities of the animal reside in these fetishes and can bring some of the animals’ power to their keeper.
Pendant measures 1" long by 7/8" wide with a bail that can accommodate chains up to 1/4" wide. Comes with 18" sterling silver chain and certificate of authenticity.
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