Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The Batsford Prize - Zuni Fetish

While I was looking at animal symbolism I stumbled about these little stone carvings called Zuni Fetishes. Fetishes are small stone carvings/objects that are believed to have magic powers. They are carried by an individual in the shape of different animals in order to bring to them to 'luck' or 'powers' that they believe that specific animal to have. I'm not really sure if this is something that I want to focus on too much but still found it really interesting that the connection to certain animals is so strong that people readily carry them about their person in order to bring them the luck and power of that specific animal.

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