This four ounce medicine jar’s lid has been capped in 26 gauge Sterling silver and is crowned with a genuine Zuni Badger fetish, carved from Picasso marble with turquoise inlay, by Rodney Peyketewa (see below).
Picasso Marble is a type of marble found in Utah that has a geometric grid of black and tan crisscrossing lines that resemble an abstract painting. It is a type of metamorphosed limestone, which is a calcium magnesium carbonate mineral, with a hardness of 4.0 to 5.0 on the Mohs scale. The striking patterns are created by iron oxides that form as lines and veins, often resembling a beautiful painting. The metaphysical qualities of Picasso marble are good for
grounding, self-control, clarity, protection, and dream recall. It is used to aid mind expansion and to help manifest physical goals. It has also been used for weight loss and to assist the transformation of relationships.
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. To the Zuni, the badger is one of the directional animals, representing the South, as well as the color red. The badger controls the functioning of agriculture. Though small in size, it is powerful and strong-willed, enabling it to be victorious over animals sizably larger. When cornered it shows boldness, fearlessness, and determination. Badgers symbolize affection and constancy, never quitting until the goal objective has been
achieved. They live near the soil and have extreme awareness of earth.
The fetish includes a medicine bundle tied to its back by animal sinew. These bundles are meant as a gift offering to the animal spirit. The bundles provide the animal spirit with energy, enhancing its powers and
allowing its prayers to be heard more easily. The arrowhead pointing forward also defends it from obstacles in the future.
Placing your keepsakes, herbs, or medicine in the Native American Medicine Jar infuses them with all of these powerful, timeless energies. Experience the power of Native American Medicine and own an amazingly
unique fusion of art and ancient tradition. Rodney Peyketewa is a well-known Zuni fetish carver that makes attractive fetishes that are very popular. Most of his fetishes are highlighted with his trademark red coral protruding tongue. They are very cute and humorous.
Jar measures: 3 1/4″ tall x 2 1/2″ diameter (without fetish).