Native American Fetish

By Jenson

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Not to be confused with sexual fetishes, Native American fetishes are small (several inches long at most) carvings from various stones, made by the native American Indians. These carvings serve a ceremonial purpose for their creators, or they can be sold, with non-religious intentions, to collectors worldwide. Typically they depict animals such as horses, wolves, bears, buffalo and others. Insects, reptiles, or dinosaurs may even be the subject of the artist. Materials used are often stones such as turquoise, fishrock, jasper, pipestone, marble, or organic items such as bone and deer or elk antler. Even artificial substances such as slag glass are used.


For your very own fetish visit Pueblo Pottery Maine for Pueblo pottery and Native American jewelry, pottery and fetish carvings.