Green Serpentine Zuni Frog Fetish by Debra Gasper

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A curious Zuni Frog lifts its head to the sky in a trusting, wondrous gaze. Artist, Debra Gasper, chooses Green Serpentine to create an extraordinary likeness to the mottled skin of the frog. The soft, sculptural carving befits the unthreatening presence of the frog and kind Turquoise eyes are slightly more inset than the traditional Zuni style, lending a relaxed countenance to the piece. As well as a being known as a 'rain-bringing' fetish, the Zuni Frog represents abundance and fertility. Dimensions: 1'' H x 1.75'' L x 1'' W.


Item Number:
F4566
Artist:
Debra Gasper
Dimensions:
1" H X 1 3/4" L X 1" W
Tribe:
Zuni
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Zuni carver Debra Gasper specializes in intricate and well- executed Fetish carvings. She works with a range of stones including Black Marble, Turquoise, Picasso Marble and Fluorite. Gasper often collaborates with her husband Ray Tsethlikai, and together they are known for free-standing fetishes and fetish necklaces made in her family's tradition of old-style fetish carving. While they have retained traditional forms, they have experimented with a wide range of new materials and often use silver dot inlay on their fetishes. Gasper heralds from the prolific Weahkee family, who are among the oldest carving families in Zuni. In fact, their origins predate history and the earliest recorded Weahkee carver was Teddy Weahkee who worked with noted Zuni dealer C.G. Wallace.
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