Native American Indian Jewelry - Navajo Animal Fetish Necklace

A Native American fetish is a stone or shell carving, usually in the image of an animal. Native American fetish necklaces use small fetishes that are drilled and strung like beads with fine shell, turquoise or jet heishi in between.

Corrine Ramirez - Navajo
7-Animal Fetish Necklace
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Authentic Native American Navajo animal Fetish Necklace by Corrine Ramirez

Length
Approximately 18" end to end
Fetishes
7 animals: center standing bear 1 1/4" tall;
fox, bear and wolf, rabbit, lion, bird are 1" long
Stones
pipestone, jet, turquoise, spiny oyster, agate, white marble, serpentine, penn shell heishi
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Corrine Ramirez, Navajo

Authentic Native American Navajo animal Fetish Necklace by Corrine Ramirez

Standing Bear centerpiece is 1 1/4 inch tall.

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Authentic Native American Navajo animal Fetish Necklace by Corrine Ramirez

Standing bear, songbird, rabbit, fox,
wolf, mountain lion.

Authentic Native American Navajo animal Fetish Necklace by Corrine Ramirez

Sterling silver clasp.

 

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What is a Fetish?

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationA fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Indian fetishes can be carried or displayed. Those that are carried are often called pocket fetishes. Those that are displayed are called table fetishes. Zuni artists are the traditional fetish carvers but there are many talented Navajo carvers as well. The animals can vary but often include birds, bears, horses, mountain lions, turtles, foxes, wolves and many others. The stones usually used include turquoise, mother of pearl, pink shell, acoma jet, serpentine, pipestone and many others. Read more about fetishes.

Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of fetish carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. He has supernatural powers, great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future. The Bear is the guardian of the West an is one of the animals of the Six Directions.

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