This six ounce medicine jar’s lid has been capped in 26 gauge Sterling silver and is crowned with a genuine Zuni horned Toad fetish carved from Ricolite by Sedrick Banteah (See below).
Ricolite is a type of serpentine that is usually dark green with grey or light green bands. The name Serpentine refers to a group of predominantly green minerals that occur in masses of small inter-grown crystals. Some say this stone earned its name from the word “serpent”, as its coloring resembles the skin of a snake. It was in the 19th century that people became aware of the fire resistant nature of serpentine, and as a result it was utilized in many materials and fabrics. According to legend, Romans used this stone as protection against sorcery and the dark arts. Vessels were made of serpentine, as they were said to shatter if they came into contact with poison. Therefore, many ancients began using serpentine to craft drinking vessels. It has a hardness of 2.0 to 5.0 on the Mohs scale, and can be white, yellow, green, gray, brown, black, or multicolored, with green and yellow being prevalent.
The metaphysical qualities of the stone serpentine can help one with remembering past lives, meditation, and spiritual exploration. It is also good for diabetes, hypoglycemia, and detoxing.
The Sterling silver on the lid serves to enhance the energies of the stones around it, while also strengthening the connection between the astral and physical planes.
The Horned Toad, which is really a type of lizard, is a sacred medicine animal that represents longevity and self-reliance. He also represents the conservation of native bounty. He is believed to empower a person or group with self-sufficiency and to protect its owner from harm. Lizards are thought to carry dreaming and foresight powers, and to hold ancient secrets. The horned toad is a powerful medicine animal in Zuni culture. In many stories he is an annoyance to the tricky Coyote.
Placing your keepsakes, herbs, or medicine in the Native American Medicine jar infuses them with these powerful, timeless energies. Experience the power of Native American Medicine and own an amazingly unique fusion of art and ancient wisdom.
Sedrick Banteah is a Zuni fetish carver known for his very detailed texture style. He is part of the renowned Banteah family of Zuni fetish carvers. He creates his fetishes with a great deal of precision, often using beautiful Picasso marble. His rabbits, horned toads, and prairie dogs are very realistic and appealing.
Jar measures: 3 1/4″ tall x 2 1/2″ diameter (without fetish).