Sabaku Artwear, Fetish Necklace

Sabaku Artwear, Fetish Necklace

Sabaku Artwear, Talisman Necklace

Unique to the Southwest are various cultures that have used and represented horses in ways individualized to their needs and aesthetic. American cowboys mimicked Mexican vaqueros and indigenous Americans assimilated equestrian culture in their own way. It is typical in the West to see the bygone era of horse riding romanticized as a period of freedom and easy movement. Many North American natives have made fetishes, but most are created in the American Southwest. It is the Zuni that have become known for fetishes in the greatest number and variety. In fact, Zuni carvers have supplied fetishes to other tribes for many generations, in the same manner that the Santo Domingo artisans have supplied other tribes with finely cut shell beading called "heishi."  Sabaku Artwear continues to incorporate this beautiful imagery in their designs not only because of its popularity, but also due to its significance as a symbol of freedom for the present day denizens of the Southwest.

  • 100% cotton
  • Color shown: Midnight
  • Machine wash
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