Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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HK Item #FB391
"Blues Bear"
Kevin Quam - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Sodalite 

Material
Lapis lazuli, turquoise, coral, shell heishi, sinew
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Height
1 1/2"
Length
3/4"
Width
5/8"
Artist
Kevin Quam, Zuni

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

Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Sodalite

Medicine bundle of abalone arrowhead with shell heishi bundle tied with sinew.

Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Sodalite

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"Blues Bear"
Kevin Quam - Zuni
Lapis Bear Fetish Carving
FB391 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Sodalite

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Sodalite

Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Sodalite

Native American Zuni Bear fetish  Sodalite

Turquoise inlaid eyes.

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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.

Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue stone often with gold flecking that twinkles like stars. The name lapis lazuli is a combination of the Latin word lapis ("stone") and the Arabian name azul, meaning "blue." Many ancient cultures believed that lapis lazuli contained magical powers. In the Middle Ages, monks powdered the stone and kneaded it into dough with beeswax, resin and linseed oil, for use in illuminated manuscripts. Today, people around the world consider lapis lazuli to be a stone of truth and friendship. It is reputed to bring about harmony in relationships and to cleanse the mental body while releasing old karmic patterns. Read about stones

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