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.

This article was written by Kit Dunsmore

Kit Dunsmore is a writer and an artist who wants to live in a castle, own a fire-lizard, or at least get snowed in at the library. A Renaissance woman, she is curious about everything and uses writing as an excuse to learn about whatever she likes.

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