Advanced Search Search Tips. Our pieces are beautiful and authentic, created in the proud spirit of the Native American Indian. Only the finest materials are used in these handcrafted masterpieces, and each are made with great quality and care. Creating Jewelry is not just an occupation for our Native American artists, it is a way of life.
American Indians have used fetishes throughout recorded history. Fetishes are believed to hold magical powers and protect the owner or craftsmen from various problems of mind or body. Some believe that their mystical powers can even protect against problems of the universe. It is also believed that the care a fetish receives is directly proportional to the protection it will provide. Indians believe that fetishes must be properly cared for. They are given offerings of cornmeal and kept in special turquoise encrusted fetish pots or pouches.
NATIVE AMERICAN FETISH & SYMBOLISM in Distinctively New Mexico Artwork
Southwest tribal miniature carvings that some say are imbued with spirit forces. Indian fetishes are hand-carved objects, which represent the spirits of animals or the forces of nature. From the earliest times in North America, the Indians have used fetishes in an effort to master the arbitrary and unpredictable forces beyond their control.
Organization Selections They believe that Bear is invaluable whenever you are faced with change and transition and that it can be your ally when you are attempting to resolve conflict, forgive yourself or others for errors of the past, or when you are faced with new challenges in your spiritual path. There is a particular kind of depression of the spirit sometimes associated with the deep introspective stage of transition and change.