Native American Fetishes
A fetish is an object, natural or man made, in which a spirit is thought to reside and which can be used to affect either good or evil. (see the book “The Fetish Carvers of Zuni” pg. 15) Fetishes have been carved out of stone and shell since prehistoric times and were always very simply done. It has been in about the last 80 years that fetishes were more realistically carved.
The most famous of those early carvers were Leekya Deyuse and Teddy Weahkee. Their descendants have carried on their fine tradition of carving and many other families of excellent carvers are now creating wonderful fetishes. The Zunis and those who buy fetishes continue to use them for many purposes. It is believed that a bear, especially a white bear is very powerful as a healing tool.
A hunting fetish such as a mountain lion might be carried to help a hunter to catch game. It is believed that a frog can be used for fertility and to invite rain. Hoel’s Indian Shop will always select and sell unusual Zuni fetishes and will continue to update our website as new fetishes are purchased.
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Vintage Pueblo Fetish Necklace$760.00
Vintage Pueblo Fetish Necklace
Claudia Pena Bear Zuni Fetish$240.00
Dancing Bear Fetish by Zuni Artist, Claudia Pena
Wayne Aguilar Silver Turquoise Necklace$2,800.00
Impressive Silver and Turquoise Necklace by Santo Domingo Artist, Wayne Aguilar
Zuni Fetish Necklace Shell Turquoise David Tsikewa Jr.$2,400.00
Zuni Fetish Necklace with Shell Birds on Turquoise Heishi by David Tsikewa Jr.
Collectible David Tsikewa Zuni Fetish NecklaceSOLD
Collectible Five Strand Fetish Necklace by Zuni Pueblo Artist, David Tsikewa
Mary Tsikewa Zuni Fetish NecklaceSOLD
Gorgeous Vintage Zuni Fetish Necklace by Mary Tsikewa
Silver and Bisbee Turquoise Box by Greg LewisSOLD
Wonderful Handmade Sterling Silver Box with Large Natural Bisbee Turquoise Stone by Laguna Pueblo Artist, Greg Lewis
Faye Eriacho Zuni Fetish NecklaceSOLD
Fetish Necklace with Fossilized Ivory Fetishes by Zuni Artist, Faye Eriacho
Lavina Tsikewa Coral Fetish NecklaceSOLD
Gorgeous Vintage Zuni Coral Fetish Necklace by Lavina Tsikewa
Vintage David Tsikewa Zuni Fetish NecklaceSOLD
Collectible Three Strand Fetish Necklace by Zuni Pueblo Artist, David Tsikewa
Zuni Fetish Necklace David TsikewaSOLD
Two-strand fetish necklace by Zuni Pueblo artist David Tsikewa.
Zuni Fetish Necklace Mary David TsikewaSOLD
Fetish Necklace by Zuni Pueblo artists, Mary and David Tsikewa
Pete and Dinah Gasper Zuni Fetish Necklace Fossil IvorySOLD
Pete and Dinah Gasper Zuni Fetish Necklace has 59 Fetishes Hand-Carved out of Fossilized Ivory
Andrew Emerson Quam Zuni Fetish NecklaceSOLD
Andrew Emerson Quam Zuni Fetish Necklace Consists of 35 Bear Fetishes
Sam and Lita Delena Zuni Fetish NecklaceSOLD
Sam and Lita Delena Zuni Fetish Necklace
Roque Garcia Fetish Necklace Santo DomingoSOLD
Fetish Necklace with Purple Spondylous Shell Fetishes by Santo Domingo Pueblo Artist, Roque Garcia
Faye Eriacho Zuni Fetish Necklace Coral TurquoiseSOLD
Zuni Turquoise and Coral Fetish Necklace by Zuni Artist, Faye Eriacho
Faye Eriacho Turquoise Zuni Fetish NecklaceSOLD
Fetish Necklace with Natural Turquoise Fetishes by Zuni Artist, Faye Eriacho