American Indians have used fetishes throughout recorded history. Fetishes are believed to hold magical powers and protect the owner or craftsmen from various problems of mind or body. Some believe that their mystical powers can even protect against problems of the universe. It is also believed that the care a fetish receives is directly proportional to the protection it will provide. Indians believe that fetishes must be properly cared for.
Item # 705P- Zuni Cowrie Shell Carved Frog Fetish by J. HOMER
Zuni Fetish Meanings – anafisioterapia.com
Please enjoy surfing through our Native American Fetish Guide which is filled with information on many different fetish carvings, such as Zuni Fetishes , Navajo Fetishes, Hopi Fetishes, and more. You can learn about the meaning of different animal fetishes and other fetish figures such as Corn Maidens! Fetishes, charms, amulets, or simply good luck pieces, call them whatever you would like, but virtually every culture has them. Fetishes are small carvings made from various materials by many different Native American Tribes. These carvings serve a ceremonial purpose for their creators and depict animals and icons integral to their culture. As a form of contemporary Native American Art they are sold with non-religious intentions to collectors worldwide. Zuni traditionally speak the Zuni language, a unique language also called an "isolate" which is unrelated to any other Native American language.
I bought a frog from you just because he was so darned cute. Then I thought it would be good to know what he stands for. I try to put a short description on each page of the significance of the various fetishes.
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