Zuni Fetishes (5 of 5)

Zuni FetishOne final though on the topic of Zuni Fetishes

The artist’s styles are as unique as the artists themselves, and there are many whose works are highly sought after by collectors. Some collectors prefer a figure that is more realistic in appearance, while others prefer the more traditional styles that are intrinsic to Zuni belief. The traditional belief of the Zuni is that the least modification of the original material maintains, or heightens, the power of the fetish as a “natural concretion”.

Now that you have a better appreciation for these little works of art, perhaps you’ll find yourself drawn towards one the next time you are shopping for your favorite turquoise jewelry.  Feel free to write me and let me know what you’ve found.  I love hearing all the great stories of finding treasured pieces!

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