Native American Zuni Double Bear Fetish Carving

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HK Item #FB381
"Bear Buds"
Juana Homer - Zuni Double Bear Fetish Carving

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Native American Zuni  Indian Double Bear Fetish of spiny oyster and turquoise 

Paula says - "Two bears, one of spiny oyster and one of turquoise, joined with a medicine bundle."

Material
Turquoise, spiny oyster, branch coral, conch shell, sinew
Length
2 1/8"
Height
1"
Width
7/8"
Artist
Juana Homer, Zuni

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

Native American Zuni  Indian Double Bear Fetish

Medicine bundle consists of a tiny conch shell, turquoise nugget and a piece of bright red branch coral all tied with sinew.

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"Bear Buds"
Juana Homer - Zuni
Double Bear Fetish
FB381 - (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
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Native American Zuni  Indian Double Bear Fetish

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Native American Zuni  Indian Double Bear Fetish

Native American Zuni  Indian Double Bear Fetish

Inlaid jet eyes.

Native American Zuni  Indian Double 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.

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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