She is a big one! Michael Coble carved this spider from a beautiful piece of Picasso marble and inlaid bright blue turquoise eyes. It is so realistic! "Michael Coble" and "Zuni" are inscribed on the bottom.
Size: .5" H x 3" L x 2.25" W
There are many stories throughout the Americas about Grandmother Spider. In Navajo tradition, Grandmother Spider taught the people to weave. In Cherokee culture, Grandmother Spider brought light to the world by stealing it from the other side of Mother Earth and also bringing fire to the people. Spiders have an important role in the sacred system of life and are respected by Indigenous people around the world.
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.