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The following fetishes are from Zuni, New Mexico. They are all individual carved from stone, shell, glass ,etc. Below is just a sampling of what we carry. If you are looking for a specific animal or artist please contact us.
Smokey the Bear by Carlton Etsate
Turquoise bighorn sheep by Andres Quandelacy
Bighorn sheep are a game animal to the Zuni, and these fetishes are carved to help in hunting these animals for food and clothing.
Raven with berry fetish by Calvert Bowannie
Native American Zuni fetish carving of a raven or crow with a berry in its mouth, made of black marble with turquoise inlay eyes and a coral berry. It is 1 3/8" long, 1" wide (wing to wing), and 1 1/2" tall. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Calvert Bowannie and is signed on the bottom.
Bird fetishes were thought to carry prayers to the sky asking for rain and blessings. Ravens represent magic, they are the messengers of the great mystery, and they are tricksters but without the negative characteristics.
Incised turtle fetish by Jonathan Natewa
Native American Zuni fetish carving of a turtle, made of black marble, with incised designs on the back, with turquoise on its back, and turquoise eyes. It is 2 3/8" long, 1 1/2" wide, 1/4" tall. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Jonathan Natewa. Turtles represent longevity, are a rain-bringing fetish, and serve as links to the Zuni ancestors.
Horse fetish with inlay by Emery Boone
Frog fetish by Hayes Leekya
Bighorn sheep fetish by Andres Quandelacy, mother of pearl
Turquoise corn maiden fetish by Sandra Quandelacy
Lizard fetish by Bernie Laselute, Picasso marble
Skunk fetish by Bremette Epaloose
Mole fetish by Bremette Epaloose
Wolf pair fetish by Jayne Quam
Wolves are teachers, family-oriented, pathfinders, and are said to mate for life, so they are a good gift for weddings, anniversaries, and couples.