Fetish What Is It
Fetish figures throughout Africa are vessels of power that can control and inﬂuence things seen and unseen affecting destiny.
|Rafa African Fetish|
African Fetish, what is itA fetish is an object with perceived supernatural powers used to invoke vigilant and protective spirits to drive away evil spirits, invoke the power to afflict a person with a disease or attempt to control destiny.
In Africa and throughout the world these beliefs are manifested in some of the most expressive and magical power figures ever created called fetishes.
Among the materials added to the wood figures are horns, shells, nails, feathers, mirrors, metal, twine, paint, cloth, raffia, fur, beads and herbs; anything thought to add power to the fetish.