Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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HK Item #FB383
"Autumn"
Emery Eriacho - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Rainbow Calsilica 

Rainbow Calsilica with inlaid turquoise eyes.

Material
Rainbow Calsilica, turquoise, coral, shell heishi, sinew
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Height
1 1/2"
Length
1 1/8"
Width
1/2"
Artist
Emery Eriacho, Zuni

Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Rainbow Calsilica

Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Rainbow Calsilica

"Autumn"
Emery Eriacho - Zuni
Rainbow Calsilica Bear Fetish Carving
FB383 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Rainbow Calsilica

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Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Rainbow Calsilica

Medicine bundle of a turquoise arrowhead with turquoise, coral and shell heishi all tied with sinew.

Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Rainbow Calsilica

 

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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.

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.

Rainbow Calsilica - A beautiful multicolored stone chosen for carvings by Zuni artists. Some experts say it is a natural occurring stone from a mine in Chihuahua, Mexico. Others say it has to be man made because of its vibrant colors. We have done research on the subject and can not say which is true. What we do know, is that it is beautiful, eye-catching, and most importantly, Zuni artists choose to use the material for their carvings.

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