Quam Lunasee, Zuni
Carved from turquoise with inlaid eyes and power spots.
What is a Fetish?
A fetish is a rock
carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not
necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Although carved from many types of
rock, fishrock is traditional. Read
more about fetishes.
Frogs are considered
a major rain-bringing animal and are very important to Native Peoples who live
in an arid portion of the southwest US. Frogs also represent abundance and fertility.
It is said that women become pregnant when a frog fetish is kept next to the bed
- which can be a good thing or a surprise! So be forewarned!
Fetishes and Carvings
5 - Types of Fetishes