Vintage Navajo Handmade Sterling Silver Natural Turquoise Frog Brooch Pin
Vintage1950s Navajo Handmade Sterling Silver Natural Turquoise Frog Brooch Pin. This is a marvelous vintage Navajo Native American Jewelry silver frog pin. This museum quality piece contains an absolutely stunning bisbee turquoise stone that appears to be from the Arizona turquoise mine. The eyes of the frog consist of two snake eye Bisbee Turquoise The silver works are amazing. The pin measures around 1¾x7mm Cir. No marks but tested as sterling silver In the Navajo tradition, Frog (or First Frog) is the deity who can make floodwaters recede, spread water over fire, and who plays a role in fertility. The Navajo believe that when the First People came to the present world, Frog volunteered to release the black rain from one of his coats to put out the fire started by Coyote when he stole it from Fire Man. Crane volunteered to fly and carry frog over the fire to accomplish this task. Another Frog legend says a village was starving because no one could catch any fish or game, so a warrior went out to try to find some food. The warrior met a bird who instructed him to follow, so he could help him.
The bird brought him to a Frog, who let the warrior wear his skin. With the Frogskin, the warrior hunted enough food for the whole village but, as time passed, the warrior turned into a Frog, and he went to sea. There he lived until his last days and caught fish and other seafood for his people. Great addition to your collection?