Category Archives: Zuni Fetishes

Meaning and History Behind the Zuni Fetish

Meaning and History Behind the Zuni Fetish

Indigenous people have carved and used fetishes throughout history. What are Zuni Fetishes? Fetishes are carvings, often palm-sized, usually of animals or figures that hold spiritual importance to the Zuni. These small carvings are believed to hold magical powers that can assist in: Protecting their owner or creator from harm to the spirit and body… Continue Reading

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