Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish 

Labradorite bear with turquoise eyes.

Material
Labradorite, turquoise
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Length
2"
Height
1 1/8"
Width
1/2"
Hallmarks
BL   ZUNI
Artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

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

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Inlaid turquoise eyes.

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Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving
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Paula says -

"This is the brightest labradorite fetish I've ever seen. With many other carvings you have to catch the light just right in order to see the irridescent colors in the stone, but with this bear you have to try NOT to see the color. It's like the bear has an inner light that is always on!"

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Cherry Hill HorsekeepingWhat 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.

Labradorite is a variety of feldspar rock that appears grey or dark green in general light but when bright light hits it at the right angle it can show brilliant irridescent colors inclusing blue, gold and green. Polished labradorite is called labradorescence. The darker variety is known as "black moonstone", which has a bluish inclusions. Read about stones.


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