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These fetishes play an important function in the life of the Zunis, as well some other tribes. In tradition, each animal is believed to have inherent powers or qualities that may aid the owner. The Navajo, for example, treasured and bartered for figures of horses, sheep, cattle or goats to protect their herd from disease and to ensure fertility. The Zuni hunter was required to have his fetishes to aid in a successful hunt. The fetish was placed in a buckskin bag and carried by the hunter over his heart. It is believed from tradition that the fetishes require a meal of cornmeal and ground turquoise periodically. Fetishes may be kept in a clay pot as is the tradition, although collectors usually like to keep theirs somewhere where they can be admired.  The function of the arrowhead fastened to some of them is twofold.  1.  The arrowhead guides the hunter toward the animal he is hunting.  2.  The arrouhead erases the hunter's tracks, so enemies cannot follow him.

The  fetishes below are all carved stone, and are genuine and authentic.  

Fetishes and their Functions

We understand these Fetishes have various functions,
and from what we've read on the subject,
the following attributes are assigned to some of them:

Eagle:  Spirit, a connection to the Divine
Deer:  Gentleness, the possessor
of gentleness
Bear:  Strength, introspection, the power of the soul
Snake:  Transmutation, life, death, rebirth
Turtle:  Longevity, a symbol of Mother Earth
Wolf:  Teacher, pathfinder on the journey of survival
Buffalo:  Endurance to overcome one's weakness

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Beaver:  Builder, strong sense of family and home
Fox:  Camouflage, protection
Badger:  Aggressiveness, perseverance
Horse:  Has the possession of healing powers
Frog:  Invokes the spirits to bring rain
Ram:  Used to secure an increase of flocks
Mountain Lion:  Leadership, resourcefulness


Fetish
Fetish
#U101-42599, about 3-1/2" long by 2" wide by 3/4" tall, hand carved Lizard , Zuni made, (On layaway) $35

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-43602, hand carved onyx fish, about 3-3/8" long by 1-1/4" wide by 3" tall,  (Sold) $38

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#U101-43633, hand carved cat, about 1-3/4" X 5/8", Zuni, $25

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Fetish
#U101-42619, about 3" long by 1-1/4" wide by 2" tall, hand carved bison, Zuni made, (Sold) $55

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Fetish
#U101-42626 hand carved bear, Zuni, about 2" tall by 3" long by1-1/4" wide, $40

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-43629 about 1" tall by 2" long by " wide, hand carved serpentine (jade) stone toad, (Sold) $38

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-42601, Zuni, serpent, about 3-7/8" long by 3/4" wide, $18

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-40286, about 1-1/2" tall by 2" long by 1" wide, hand carved, Zuni made, $32

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-42629, tortes, about 3/4" tall by 1-7/8" long by 1-3/8" wide, hand carved black onyx, Zuni made, (Sold) $35

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Fetish
#U101-43635, about 2-1/2" long by2" tall hand carved onyx, $36

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Fetish
#U101-41837, hand carved gorilla, Zuni, about 3" long by 1-1/2" wide by 2-3/8" tall, $48

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-43625, hand carved black onyx, about 3/4" tall by 1-3/4" long, Zuni, (On layaway) $32

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-42597, about 2" tall  3" long, Zuni hand carved Bear, (Sold) $55

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Fetish
#U101-1346, A heart line bear with hole for thong, $42

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-42588, hand carved turtle, about 3" by 2" wide,  Zuni, $40

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-43610, about 3-1/4" long by 2-1/2" wide by1-1/2" tall, hand carved onyx, (Sold) $60

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Fetish
#U101-43615, about 3" long by 2-3/4" tall by 1" wide, hand carved onyx fish, $58

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#U101-91042, about 1-1/4" tall by 2-3/4"long, Zuni hand carved, $40

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Fetish
#U101-95408, about 3" X 1-3/4", Zuni hand carved bear, $26

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-43643, about 1-3/4" tall with the lid by 2" diameter, hand carved onyx pill box, (Sold) $30

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Fetish
#U101-43631, about 1" tall by 2-1/4" long by 1-1/4" wide, hand carved turtle, Zuni made, $36

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Fetish
#U101-42585, hand snake, about long, Zuni made, $30

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-43606, about 2" by 1" hand caved Zuni frog, (Sold) $40

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Fetish
#U101-1349, Heart line Bear, about 2-1/4" X 1", $43


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Fetish
#U101-99603, hand carved heart line bear about 1/2" by 2-3/4, Zuni, $40  

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-43599, about 2-1/2" long by 3-1/2" tall by 1-1/4" wide, hand carved white onyx owl, (Sold) $70

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Fetish
#U101-95409, hand carved Bear, about 2-7/8" X 1-7/8" tall, $40

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-42603, about 4-1/2" long by 1-1/2" tall,  hand carved fox, Zuni, $75

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-41832, about 2-5/8" long by 2-1/4" long by 1-1/4", tall hand carved horse, white onyx Zuni made, $33

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-42611, about 1-1/2" long by1" tall hand carved bison, Zuni made, $16


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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-43619 about 2-3/4" long Zuni black onyx horse, (Sold) $30

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-43608, about 2-1/4" long by 2" tall by 1" wide, hand carved onyx, (Sold) $35

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-43623, about 7/8" tall by1-3/4" long, Zuni, hand carved serpentine (jade) stone toad, (On layaway) $38

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-41880,  about 3" long by 1-1/2" tall by 5/8" wide, Zuni, $42

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-41834, about 3-1/2" long by 2-1/2" tall by 1-1/4" wide, Zuni hand carved bear, $130

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Fetish
#U101-42621, about 1-1/2" long by1" tall hand carved bison, Zuni made, (Sold) $16

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Fetish
#U101-42605,  about 2-1/2" long by 5/8" tall by 1" wide, Zuni hand carved bear, $45

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Fetish
#U101-42590, about 3" long by 1-1/4" tall by 1-1/4" wide, Zuni hand carved, $70

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Fetish
#U101-41886, about 2-7/8" long by 3/4"tall, Zuni, $17

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Fetish
#U101-43639,  about 2-1/4" long by 1-1/8" tall by 2" wide, Zuni onyx toad, $38

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-43627, about 1" tall by 2-1/4" long by 1-1/4" wide, hand carved turtle, Zuni made, (Sold) $36

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-43613, about 3" long by 2-3/4" tall by 1" wide, hand carved onyx fish, (Sold) $58

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-42607,  about 3" tall by 3-1/4" long by 1" wide, Zuni, (Sold) $60

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-42627, about 3" long by 1" wide by 2-1/4" tall, (This fetish is not cracked the inclusion in the stone) Zuni hand carved, $48

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Fetish
Fetish
#U101-42595, about 3-3/4" long by 1-3/4"tall, Zuni hand carved bear with turquoise paws, $38

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