A patch of yellow appears when you catch the light just right.
Medicine bundle of a spiny oyster arrowhead, a coral piece and a turquoise nugget all tied with sinew.
Paula says -
"Juana Homer's carvings are what is called "reservation syle", where the animals have minimal detail and closely resemble the rocks from which they came.
"At a casual glance this bear by Juana Homer has a muted somewhat dull appearance, but when the light hits the right side just so a patch of pale yellow appears like a glow from the past."
Dime above shows scale of carving.
Eyes of inlaid turquoise.
What 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.
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.
Medicine Bundle - Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be used as an offering to the fetish, to evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.