Zuni fetishes are small carvings of creatures; birds, animals, serpents and amphibians. These carvings are generally made from earth materials, such as stone, shell and seed. The Zuni people have traditionally made these carvings to serve a ceremonial purpose and depict animals and icons integral to their culture.
Kachina dolls, are figures carved, typically from cottonwood root by the Hopi people. They are to instruct young girls and new brides about katsinas, the immortal being that bring rain, control other aspects of the natural world and society, and act as messengers between humans and the spirit world.