Enrike Leekya Zuni Stone Armadillo FetishItem No: 9472
Native Americans have used fetishes throughout recorded history. Fetish carvings are believed to hold magical powers and protect the owner or craftsmen from various problems of mind or body.
The Zuni fetish must be taken care of, and often are given offerings of cornmeal and kept in special turquoise-encrusted fetish pots or pouches.
Armadillo is the keeper of the home. He is slow-moving and makes sure he gets things done correctly. Armadillo represents variety in one's inner life; he is thick-skinned and reserved.
This armadillo fetish is carved by Zuni artist Enrike Leeyka. It is 3¼ inches long by 1¾ inches tall, and comes with a certificate of authenticity.