Fetish Carvings

For thousands of years, Zuni fetish carvings have been a fascinating part of Native American culture. The Zuni tribe used local organic materials such as bone, shell, stone, and clay to make carvings, often of animals indigenous to the area. The Zuni tribes would call upon the unique powers of these fetishes in many aspects of their daily lives, and today that alluring tradition lives on through our authentic Zuni fetish carvings, which you can learn more about here.

Own a Piece of Native American History
Although Zuni fetish carvings date as far back as 600 A.D., they are still thriving. Collectors love seeking out new pieces, and today’s Zuni artisans continue to push the boundaries of skill and finesse. We proudly offer a wide variety of genuine table or pocket fetishes for you to enjoy at home or wherever you may find yourself on this Earth. Each carving is a remarkable example of a beautiful natural stone, and the exquisite carving really brings each animal to life.


Start Collecting Today
Whether you are a person who is fascinated by American Indian culture or just someone who appreciates stunning works of art, our Zuni fetish carvings are a wonderful addition or start to any collection. Zuni fetish carvings also make wonderfully unique gifts for anyone of any age. Collecting fetishes can quickly blossom into a rewarding hobby, as each animal has its own unique meaning and significance. Regardless of whether or not you believe in Native American legends, these animals have a certain mystique that radiates positive energy into any room.

Fetish Animals and Their Meanings
Fetishes were much more than simple figurines to the Zunis. These carvings were used often in all different types of rituals. Hunters would carry blessed fetishes around their neck in buckskin bags for good luck. Animals that were used for hunting include the wolf, eagle, mountain lion, mole, and bobcat. The Zuni tribes also used fetishes for protection, with some of the most common being the bear, mountain lion, badger, and the eagle (some fetishes were used for both hunting and for protection). Each animal has its own very unique meaning and traits as well, and that is why Zuni fetish carvings are highly collectible.


Why Buy Fetishes from Southwest Silver Gallery?
With so many low-quality imitation Native American products hitting the market, trusting your source is a must. At Southwest Silver Gallery, we source all of our fine products from local Zuni, Navajo, Hopi, and Santo Domingo tribes, so you can be confident in your purchase. We source our products from world-renowned artists who create stunning, genuine works of art. You can display your Zuni fetish carvings with pride, knowing that you are supporting the lineage of the people who originated this enchanting art form. 

Shop at Southwest Silver Gallery with Confidence
We realize that selling quality products at low prices is not always enough, and that is why we offer the best customer service in the industry. At Southwest Silver Gallery, your satisfaction is our guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase in any way, we will be happy to refund your money or provide an exchange within 30 days. For further information, please call our helpful experts at 1-888-476-4367, or simply send us a message online. Brighten your life with Zuni fetish carvings today.