This frog is primitive and charming. Serpentine is a perfect portrayal of froginess. With coral eyes and a pink mussel arrowhead, it is a classic old-style Zuni fetish. Lena Boone is a master at taking away all the material that is not the frog. She sees the spirit in the stone and coaxes it out with her skill. The arrowhead is for protection in battle and the little turquoise and coral beads are gifts of gratuity thanking the spirit of the animal for its wisdom, beauty and guidance.
Frogs are a symbol of water, abundance (how many eggs can they lay?). They are one of the most popular subjects to carve, past and present. Especially in Zuni, one can find the image of the frog in many art forms.
Serpentine has a strong connection with earthly energies. Green is the color of the heart chakra, of abundance and of healing.