Armadillo Fetishes (figurative and literal)

I’m just back from a week in the Four Corners region of the Southwest. I got to attend the annual harvest festival for St. Jerome that is held by the Red Willow People of the Taos Pueblo. One part of the festival is a huge arts and crafts show with Native American artists selling their jewelry, baskets, rugs, and fetishes. I found the perfect fetish there.

Armadillo Fetish (with a penny for scale)
Armadillo Fetish (with a penny for scale)

This little armadillo is made of Serpentine by Zuni artist Arvella Cheama. I was thrilled to find it.

Author: Kit Dunsmore

Kit is a writer and an artist who adores living in Colorado. Whether she's hiking in the mountains or walking the prairies, she's always watching the wildlife in order to learn more about the natural world.

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