This Zuni fetish has been delicately carved from Picasso Jasper. Measures: 1-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 1" Artist: Aryella Cheama
Prized for their beauty and spiritual renewal, fetishes have long been an important part of Native American Culture. When a Fetish maker prays over his created work, a mystical power is believed to become released, assisting a person in finding a solution to their present problems. All Southwestern tribes make and use fetishes, however, the Zuni people have developed a reputation for being skillful carvers. Among the Zunis, fetishes offer good luck, protection, and hunting guidance from the inner spirit of each carved animal.
There are many different interpretations for the Rabbit, from being an ambassador of gentleness and awareness to being modest and moving through life in a swift manner. However a more deep introspective is that since the Rabbit is an animal of prey, it reminds us that in order for us to conquer our fears, we must first acknowledge those fears, so as not to be controlled by them.