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HK Item #FB438
"Bear Hearts"
Daisy Natewa - Zuni Double Bear Fetish Carving

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Native American Zuni double Bear fetish 

Material

Augite, blue marble, turquoise, jet
Read about stones
Sinew

Height
5/8"
Length
1"
Width
5/8"
Hallmarks
DN
ZUNI NM
Artist
Daisy Natewa, Zuni

Native American Zuni double Bear fetish

Turquoise nugget medicine bundle tied with sinew.

Native American Zuni double Bear fetish

"Bear Hearts"
Daisy Natewa - Zuni
Double Bear Fetish Carving

FB438 - $60 SOLD

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Native American Zuni double Bear fetish

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Native American Zuni double Bear fetish

Native American Zuni double Bear fetish

Jet and 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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