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Turquoise with inlaid jet eyes.
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Paula says -
"Turquoise is said to be very powerful for grounding and protection - well, this bear looks like he took it to heart and grounded himself in the mud on one side for a long nap. A beautiful and endearing carving that is like two fetishes in one."
Dime above shows scale of carving.
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.
TURQUOISE is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart. Bringer of abundance. Turquoise can also help speed the healing process, and is known as a master healer stone. It is very powerful for grounding and protection. Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green, with a possible shading towards brown-veined greens. 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. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, the turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks (sometimes called "fools gold" or iron pirite) which is very desirable. Read more about stones.
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