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Corrine Ramirez - Navajo Bear Fetish Carving

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Native American Navajo mother of pearl Bear fetish 

Material
Mother of pearl, turquoise, mother of pearl, coral, spiny oyster shell
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Height
1"
Length
1 1/2"
Width
1/4"
Artist
Corrine Ramirez, Navajo

Native American Navajo mother of pearl Bear fetish

Turquoise arrowhead with turquoise, coral and spiny oyster medicine bundle.

Native American Navajo mother of pearl Bear fetish

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Corrine Ramirez - Navajo
Mother of Pearl Bear Fetish Carving

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Native American Navajo mother of pearl Bear fetish

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Native American Navajo mother of pearl Bear fetish

Native American Navajo mother of pearl Bear fetish

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. The most powerful medicine bear is White Bear.

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.

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