This four 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 Picasso Marble with turquoise inlaid eyes, by Dana Malani (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.
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 his 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 all of these powerful, timeless energies. Experience the power of
Native American Medicine and own an amazingly unique fusion of art and ancient tradition.
Dana Malani is one Zuni carver that is known for creating very realistic fetishes. He does extremely detailed etching of feathers and scales. His creatures almost always seem to be in motion or turning their heads to look at you, in a unique way that is Dana’s signature style. A majority of his work is done in beautiful Picasso marble.
Jar measures: 2 3/4″ tall x 2 1/2″ diameter (without fetish).