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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 1/4" long, just under 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 1/4" 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.
Bighorn sheep fetish by Andres Quandelacy, mother of pearl
Turquoise corn maiden fetish by Sandra Quandelacy
Lizard fetish by Bernie Laselute, Picasso marble
Turquoise Corn Maiden with tablitas by Claudia Peina
Grizzly bear with fish by Andres Quandelacy
Mountain lion, green serpentine, made by Rosella Lunasee and Loubert Soseeah
Mountain lions represent resourcefulness, they are power symbols, aiding hunters in big game. They are said to protect travelers.
Bear family fetish by Bryston Bowannie
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes, it symbolizes strength, power, courage, adaptability, and health. Protector from the west.
Dragonfly fetish by Ruben Najera
Dragonfly fetishes are not traditionally used in Zuni religious ceremonies, but they are made to showcase the artist's skill and creativity.