Zuni Fetishes

Zuni Fetishes

The Zuni Pueblo tribe of New Mexico are known for their fine jewellery and also for traditional, miniature animal and bird carvings known as ‘Zuni fetishes’. A Fetish is a ritual object, empowered by ceremony and imbued with spirits. Such power objects, when appropriately honoured are believed to assist in healing, hunting, fertility and protection. Fetishes are found in many cultures throughout the world. The Zuni Pueblo tribe are strongly associated with fetishes. A fetish may belong to an individual, a secret society, a clan, or it may belong to the entire tribe. Today many Zuni people make their living carving fetishes from semi-precious stones, marbles, shells and antlers. These objects are exquisite works of art in their own right. At RAINMAKER we select from the work of celebrated and talented carvers to offer you an excellent choice of Corn Maidens, Bears, Wolves, Eagles, Turtles and Mountain Lions to name but a few. We hope that our enchanting selection of magical animals, birds and figures will delight and inspire you.

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