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Marilyn Quam Lunasee

Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Marilyn Quam Lunasee! Zuni fetishes are treasures from the talented artisans of Zuni Pueblo, NM! We appreciate your interest in Zuni fetishes.  Collecting them is a passion we share! Zuni Spirits is celebrating 13 years of online web-gallery representation of Zuni fetish carvings! Marilyn Quam Lunasee is just one of the talented artisans whose work you'll find often at Zuni Spirits! Zuni Spirits is proud to represent a variety of Zuni fetish carvers, including Marilyn Quam Lunasee!


Have we decided yet if this stuff is man made or not? I was shown a photograph of a "mine" where rainbow calsilica was supposedly being taken from the ground in Mexico. But I think we pretty much know now that it is a man made material, right? Aren't they calling the latest renditions of this layered "stone" "fordite" now?

Enlighten us if you know more about it .. It was all the rage there for a couple of years in the nineties. Whether it is a natural stone or not certainly does not disqualify it from being used in Zuni as a carving material. As you probably know, Leonard Halate (d.) used discarded plastic objects, old combs and other found objects to adorn his fetishes back in the day. Creativity rocks whatever unknown form it comes in!

Marilyn Quam Lunasee has crafted her signature frog, in a very petite size, from this multi layered stone. He's purely adorable, with his turquoise "rain drops" and Sleeping Beauty peepers. You do know that frogs are another of the many symbols associated with the prayer for rain. When you live in an arid environment every drop of moisture is precious to crops, livestock and family. A Zuni friend of ours told us that, on one of his many trips to Washington, DC for Tribal business, he was amazed how people would run from shelter to shelter with rain coats and umbrellas .. while he would stand openly in the rain and let it fall on his face in gratitude. Count your blessings, always. Your rainy day might be an inconvenience, but there are others who would love to have that inconvenience!

Marilyn has signed this cute little fellow on the bottom in her usually way; a teeny, tiny scripted "Marilyn Q. Lunasee". (How DOES she do that?)

If you would like to read more about the Frog's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Frog" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.

    Price: $45.
    Zuni Carver: Marilyn Quam Lunasee
    Item: Frog
    Material: Rainbow Calsilica
    Dimensions: 1"L x 3/8"T x 1"W
    Signed: Marilyn Q. Lunasee
    Shipping costs: $9.25 +/- depending on your location
    Plus state sales tax to Texas residents!

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The Zuni Fetish Story

If you're new to Zuni fetish collecting and interested in learning more about them, we have written a short article about Zuni fetishes and what they mean to the Zuni culture. CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetishes.

Zuni Fetish Meanings

We've written this article to inform Zuni fetish collectors about the specific meanings and attributes of the more traditional Zuni fetish carvings. CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetish meanings.

The Zuni Language

If, as a Zuni fetish collector, you haven't had the opportunity visit Zuni Pueblo but would enjoy hearing some words in the Zuni language, we hope you'll findthis article interesting and informative. CLICK HERE and turn up your volume to enjoy!

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