Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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HK Item #FB349
"Dragonfly Dreams"
Cheryl Beyuka - Zuni Double Bear Fetish Carving

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Native American Indian Bear Fetish 

Paula says -

"Two wonderfully textured bears carved from fishrock and with inlaid jet eyes bundled together with a magnificent dragonfly with turquoise and orange spiny oyster wings, a glimmering abalone body and tied on with sinew and a medicine bundle of turquoise and coral. Very special."

Material
Fishrock, turquoise, spiny oyster, coral, abalone, jet, sinew
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Length
2 3/8"
Height
1 1/2 "
Width
1 1/4"
Hallmarks
Cheryl Beyuka
Zuni NM
Artist
Cheryl Beyuka, Zuni

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

Native American Indian Bear Fetish

"Dragonfly Dreams "
Cheryl Beyuka - Zuni
Double Bear with Dragonfly Fetish

FB349 - $165 SOLD

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Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Native American Indian Bear Fetish

These photos can't come close to capturing the shimmering play of light on the dragonfly's abalone body. You just have to see it.

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Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationWhat 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.

DRAGONFLY - Spiritually embodies the stripping away all negativity that holds us back, helping us to achieve our dreams and goals. Dragonfly is the keeper of dreams, the energy within that sees all of our true potential and ability. Dragonfly inspires spiritually and creatively and helps us on the path of discovery and enlightenment. Dragonfly reminds us that anything is possible.

Medicine Bundle - Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle 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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