Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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HK Item #FB266
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Lucy Cooeyate - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish  

Material
Pipestone, turquoise, pink mussel shell
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Height
1 1/4"
Length
2 1/8"
Width
3/4"
Hallmark
LC Z
Artist
Lucy Cooeyate, Zuni

Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksLucy Cooeyate's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

"Res"
Lucy Cooeyate - Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving - FB266

$30 SOLD

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Paula says -

"The minimal detail in this deep red pipestone bear is characteristic of old style 'reservation carvings'. The turquoise arrowhead contrasts nicely with the red color. And check out what looks like three tatoos on the neck!"

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Medicine bundle of a turquoise arrowhead with pink mussel shell and turquoise heishi.

 

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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.

Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of fetish carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. He also has supernatural powers, great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future. The Bear is the guardian of the West an is one of the animals of the Six Directions.

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.


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