ZUNI FETISHES by Frank Hamilton Cushing 1987

ZUNI FETISHES by Frank Hamilton Cushing 1987


ZUNI FETISHES. By Frank Hamilton Cushing, 1987


  • SW Native American Art History


Fetishes are carvings believed to have a spirit within, which can help the owner if used properly and respectfully. They may be used for hunting, the diagnosis and cure of disease, initiations, war, gambling, propagation, spells, and good fortune and usually bear the resemblance of an animal.


Frank Hamilton Cushing's classic book has an introduction by Mark Bahti, who provides supplemental text on Zuni life and art. With the exception of the colored front and back cover all other photographs are b&w and show modern fetish art by the Zunis, with commentary explaining the cultural significance of the works. 


Softcover Booklet, Pictorial colored cover, Stapled binding. Nice condition with very light wear. 6 x 9"; 43 pages.


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