Carved Stone Fetishes and Their Meanings

 

Native American fetishes are hand-carved objects, believed to represent the spirits of animals or the forces of nature. For thousands of years, Native Americans have used fetishes in an effort to master the arbitrary and unpredictable forces beyond their control.  Following is a list of the most common fetishes, along with their associated meanings and symbolism.

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Posted: April 19, 2019 By:

Mata Ortiz Pottery

 

Casas Grandes (Paquime/Mata Ortiz) is a prehistoric archaeological ruin in Chihuahua, Mexico, whose pottery tradition was revived by well-known ceramic artist Juan Quezada.

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Posted: April 12, 2019 By:

The Legend of the Dream Catcher

Dream catchers are beautiful pieces of art that have an even deeper meaning of prophecy combined with healing energies. While the legend of these works of art varies among different tribes, the fact remains that dream catchers are woven within the fabric of many Native American cultures and traditions, and must be respect as such.

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Posted: March 29, 2019 By:

Native American Pottery of Today

Native American Pottery

 

When we say “Native American Pottery,” we usually mean pieces made by Pueblo Native American peoples and by the Navajo.  Although other tribes practice the art, that of these specific groups is best known.  While one tribe often adapts certain features from a neighbor, each has it own distinctive characteristics. Read More

Posted: March 15, 2019 By: