Our Native American fetish necklaces and pendants are authentic works of art made by respected Zuni and Navajo artists at the peak of their form. We work with Zuni and Navajo tribe members from regions in New Mexico and Arizona to provide authentic fetish jewelry with genuine, high-quality silver, gemstones, and other fine materials. All of our Zuni fetish necklaces and Navajo necklaces are hand-carved, unique pieces with tremendous meaning and history.
Authentic Zuni Fetish Necklaces
Native American fetish necklaces are famous around the world for their distinct style and craftsmanship. Zuni fetishes hold great cultural power behind them for the traditional meanings associated with them. Each type of animal is believed by the Zuni to hold powers that can help the owner of the carving. Common animals include bears, buffalo, frogs, mountain lions, horses, and others, which were either used by herders to protect their herd, and by hunters to aid in the hunt.
Hunters would give their fetishes to "Keepers,” who would place the fetishes in a clay pot and sprinkle medicine meal on the fetish and recite a prayer. The hunter would then place the fetishes in a buckskin bag and carry the bag over the heart. Rituals like these were believed to yield great power to the Zuni and Navajo people, and the tradition continues today to produce the incredible Zuni fetish necklaces and other jewelry pieces beloved by collectors and enthusiasts around the world.
Our selection of Native American fetish necklaces features many types of high-quality gemstones used in traditional and contemporary craftwork, including jet, ivory, turquoise, and mother of pearl, and given the wide variety of animal forms, we have a jewelry piece that satisfies each diverse aesthetic taste. We have styles and materials that will appeal to everyone, and if you browse our gallery we're confident you'll find the fetish animal that speaks to you.
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Southwest Silver Gallery works closely with the Zuni, Navajo, Hopi, and Santo Domingo Indian tribes to provide high-quality and authentic jewelry for our customers. Each of our jewelry pieces comes with a certificate of authenticity, which indicates genuine materials and unrivaled craftsmanship from dedicated artists. Our gallery of Native American fetish necklaces feature some of the finest pieces coming out of the American Southwest.
Take a look at the Zuni fetish pieces featured in our gallery and browse the variety of animal fetish pieces featured in our selection. We are confident you'll find the animal and style that is right for your aesthetic taste, and the quality of our gemstones will dazzle your sensibilities. We guarantee your satisfaction. If you have any questions about our jewelry, please feel free to call at 888-476-4367. Shop our gallery today!