Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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HK Item #FB388
"Heart Warmer"
Abby Quam Panteah - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Native American Bear Fetish carving of labradorite 

Labradorite bear with turquoise inlaid eyes and heartline.

Material
Labradorite, turquoise,
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Length
2"
Height
1/2"
Width
1/2"
Hallmarks
CAP
Artists
Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah, Zuni

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

Native American Bear Fetish carving of labradorite

"Heart Warmer"
Abby Quam Panteah - Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

FB388 - $75 SOLD

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"The shimmery colors of this tiny bear will surely warm your heart. It is a good size to carry in your pocket or pouch."

Native American Bear Fetish carving of labradorite

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Native American Bear Fetish carving of labradorite

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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.

Heart Line. The heart line is a line etched, painted or inlaid along one or both sides of the animal. It usually extends from the mouth to the region of the heart. There are many interpretations as to what a heart line represents, but it is often said to represent the pathway of the breath of the animal to the life force which is the heart. Others feel that the heart line points to the soul of the animal. It is thought that a heart line gives the fetish healing or medicinal power.

LABRADORITE is a variety of feldspar that in dim light it shows grey or dark green colors and in bright light appears sea blue, gold and green. It is believed that Labradorite gemstone brings joy and kindness and provide variety and good fortune. It energizes and provide a balanced mental plane and also heals infections. It is said to raise level of consciousness and act as a barrier against all negative energies.


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