Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fetish Necklaces

While on the hunt this last weekend for vintage turquoise jewelry, I stumbled across a beautiful antique Zuni Indian Fetish Necklace. Growing up, my mother had several of these hand carved beauties made from turquoise, bone and olive shell heishe. I'm kicking myself for letting her get rid of these highly collected pieces of wearable art. Each necklace is made of multiple carved animal charms that have been used by the A:Shiwi people for over a thousand years. I'm starting my collection now!

1 comment:

  1. Love these, my mom had earrings like these too!