Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Water Bear
Bernard Homer Jr. - Zuni Bear Fetish
HK Item #FB208

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Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Get lost looking into the
watery stone of this bear.

Material
Turquoise, Coral
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Length
1 3/4"
Height
1"
Width
1/2"
Artist
Bernard Homer Jr., Zuni

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish  Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Bernard Homer Jr. is the brother of Juana Homer.
Their parents were the late
Bernard Homer Sr. and Alice Leekya.

Alice Leekya's father was the esteemed Zuni carver Leekya Deyuse who taught Alice and her husband, Bernard Homer Sr. the art of carving.

He in turn passed it along to his son and daughter.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Rub his smooth, polished sides.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

 

"Water Bear"
Zuni Bear Fetish Carving - FB208

$45

SOLD

 

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What is a Fetish? A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. A fetish represents relationship and unity. Read more about fetishes.

Medicine Bundle. Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that can consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. These may be used as an offering to the fetish, to evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.

Bear. The bear is a symbol of strength and deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future.

Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green, with a possible shading towards brown-veined greens. Matrix (veining) may or may not be present in any color(s). It is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Read more about stones.


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