Mole with Sunface
Mole with Sunface
Mole with Sunface
Mole with Sunface

Mole with Sunface

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This shimmering gold lip mother of pearl mole with inlaid turquoise eyes was carved by Danette Laate.  The Sunface on its back is inlaid turquoise, jet, and coral.  Around the Sunface are four inlaid turquoise dots.  More about moles below.

Size: .5" H x 2" L x .875" W

Moles are underground creatures who hold a special place for many Native Americans as guardians of Mother Earth.  Some of them can barely see, yet they navigate their way through the dark earth with great skill.  They can be helpful for assisting in understanding our own deep internal landscape.  Currently seen by many people as pests, they have the important role of keeping the underground aerated and lived undisturbed for hundreds of thousands of years before humans arrived.

Traditionally, Zuni carvings are symbolically fed cornmeal.   Each Zuni fetish comes in a box with a descriptive card and a tiny bit of corn meal to tide them over until they reach you.