Fetishes and Carvings
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Necklace and Earrings - The use of small carved animals on Native American
necklaces and earrings is a modern invention for the market. It is not traditional
to use a fetish, per se, on a necklace or as jewelry.
Fetish - Table fetishes stand on a flat surface for viewing. They come in
various scales with the 2-inch scale being the size most commonly sold today.
Fetish - A fetish can be carried when the power of the animal is desired to
help the person with a routine task or an obstacle or problem. Pocket fetishes
might help with safe travel, a successful venture or "hunt", a good
yield or "crop".
Bag Fetish - A fetish can be transported in a medicine bag but it is said
that only the mole is content in the darkness for long periods of time.