When is a fetish not a fetish? Find out in this celebration of the most misunderstood genre of Southwestern Indian carvings. From Beast Gods to Directional Guardian Spirits, this book explores the magic and mystery behind the charismatic, mostly stone, animal figures (or fetishes) skillfully carved by artists from Southwestern Pueblos.
- Author: Kay Whittle
- Paperback: 159 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 2nd Revised & Expanded ed. edition (July 27, 2006)
- ISBN-10: 0764325167
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.5 x 9 inches
About the Artist
Kay Whittle studied and taught language and literature for 10 years. Now she follows other interests, among them Native American history and culture, mineralogy, history, and mythology.
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