Ladybug fetish by Georgia Quam, black and red marble
Zuni ladybug fetish, made of red and black marble, with inlay turquoise eyes and black inlay dots. It is 7/8" by 3/4", and about 1/4" tall. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Georgia Quandelacy.
Ladybugs are a token of good luck, and while they are not used in traditional Zuni religious ceremonies, Zuni carvers make ladybugs to showcase their ingenuity and skill.