Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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"Good Heart"
Emery Boone - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Materials
Jet, turquoise, mother of pearl
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Length
1 5/8"
Width
1/4"
Height
1 1/8 "
Hallmarks
signed: E B
Artist
Emery Boone, Zuni

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

Native American Indian Bear Fetish

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"Good Heart"
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Paula says - "This small bear is the perfect size and shape to carry in your pocket, neck bag or purse. Very smooth to the touch and loves to be rubbed!"

Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Inlaid heartline of turquoise and mother of pearl.

Native American Indian Bear Fetish

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. 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 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.

 

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