This one of a kind silver and stone medicine box has been constructed of serpentine and 26 gauge sterling silver. The lid is crowned by a genuine Zuni horned toad fetish, carved by Alvin Haloo (see below).
The word serpentine actually describes a group of several related minerals. It has a hardness of 2 to 5 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. Serpentine is helpful for cultivating inner peace, which deflects negative energy by hardening your psychic shell. This creates personal strength and serenity. It has classically been used as a curse-breaking stone and allows our heart chakra to attract money and love.
The Sterling silver fusing the box also strengthens the connection between the astral and physical planes while enhancing the energies of the stone it surrounds. Place your keepsakes or medicine in the Native American Medicine box to infuse them with these powerful, timeless energies. Experience the power of Native American Medicine and own an amazingly unique fusion of elemental art and ancient power. The genuine Zuni Horned toad fetish is made of quartz sandstone with turquoise inlaid eyes. Sandstone is a type of sedimentary rock composed of sand sized particles and a cementing agent. It is typically creamy white to tan or rusty brown.
Sandstone helps strengthen the cohesiveness within relationships. It Encourages truth and promotes clarity.
Sandstone balances our reality and facilitates ease of movement and change. It dispels abrasiveness of character and promotes loving acceptance. It helps discourage general grouchiness. Sandstone treats wounds and broken bones. It improves water retention and assists in the restoration of degenerative eyesight, weak fingernails and thinning hair.
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.
Alvin Haloo fetishes are highly original and lifelike. The talent required to create the angles and edges on Alvin’s fetishes is beyond the ability of most Zuni carvers.
Box measures: 5 1/8″ X 3 3/4″ X 3 3/8″ H (without fetish)