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The Fetish Carvers of Zuni

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Zuni pueblo in western New Mexico is renowned for its small carved stone animal figurines, or fetishes. A fetish is an object, natural or man-made, in which a spirit is thought to reside and which can be used to effect either good or evil. According to legend, when a man finds a rock that resembles an animal, he has in his possession one of the original animals turned to s ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published December 31st 1995 by Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
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Suezy Proctor
This is a fantastic book. It provides prehistory and history of Zuni, the history and context of fetishes, Zuni aesthetics, and the materials and techniques of fetish carvers. It includes photographs of Zuni – the village, of Zuni carvings and fetishes. Most interesting to me, was the profiles of 26 Zuni families known for their fetishes that also include photographs of the people and a sampling of their carvings. This was valuable to me, as I have fetishes from several of these Zuni carvers.

Michael Anderson
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Engaging description of the mostly stone carvings of Zuni animal spirits. Delightful history of the carving making and sales, highlighted by profiles of fetish making families and their styles. I really enjoyed this little book.
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