Category Archives: Zuni Fetishes

What Horses Mean to Native American Culture

What Horses Mean to Native American Culture

When most people picture Native American tribes from years ago, they often envision tribal members in leather-fringed clothing riding horses bareback. However, horses were not always a part of Native American culture. Though horses date back centuries in in Native American culture, it wasn’t until after the Spanish brought horses from Europe that they revolutionized… Continue Reading

The Art of Native American Sculpting and Carving

The Art of Native American Sculpting and Carving

At Kachina House we offer a variety of different carving arts. If you are interested in Native American culture, you’re probably aware of how important carvings are to the history of many Native American tribes. Carvings of wood, stone, and other materials, are a major art form in Native American culture and have a rich… Continue Reading

Why Jewelry is a Focus of Native American Culture

Why Jewelry is a Focus of Native American Culture

From necklaces to bracelets, rings and earrings, when it comes to Native American jewelry, each and every piece has a story. Handmade from sterling silver and accented with turquoise, spiny oyster and other colorful, natural materials, Native American jewelry is both incredibly beautiful and completely unique among pieces created by other cultures. Why? Because the… Continue Reading

Zuni Fetishes

Zuni Fetishes

Small carvings typically created in the likeness of animals, Zuni fetishes are believed to hold powers and to have the ability to provide their owner with protection; assistance in hunting, aid in healing and more.  Named for the Zuni people who carve elaborate and beautiful fetishes, these carvings were traditionally created by all southwestern tribes.… Continue Reading

The Native American Medicine Wheel

The Native American Medicine Wheel

  The Native American Medicine Wheel, also known as the Sacred Hoop, has been used symbolically to represent harmony, peace, and balance among all of Earth’s beings. Across the Canadian Alberta Plains there are many stone medicine wheels sprinkled across the landscape. They are remains of the historical ceremonial dances and events that were once… Continue Reading

Zuni Fetishes

Native Americans have carved and used fetishes throughout history.   Fetishes are small carvings, usually of animals or human forms, believed to hold magical powers that can protect their owner or creator from harm to the spirit and body, assist in hunting, curing disease, bringing success in battle, affecting weather, aiding in fertility and defending… Continue Reading