Synopses & Reviews
Ideal for people who seek explanations and an understanding to the uses of fetishes, charms and amulets of Southwest Indian tribes. Complete with color photographs of the various animals represented in different stones and materials.
Do You Know to whom Reared in the Mountains refers, or why rabbits are associated with the Underworld? Noted Indian arts-and-crafts expert Mark Bahti has compiled an exhaustive reference book to answer hundreds of questions such as these about Native American fetishes and carvings.
Part I introduces the tribes of the Southwest and their traditional uses of fetishes. Part II contains the stories and legends associated with the animals and other figures represented by these fetish forms. Part III covers the materials, both traditional and innovative, that Native American artists use.