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HK Item #FB481
"Song Bear"
Fernando Laiwakete - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Native American Zuni Bear fetish with bird 

Material
Picasso marble, gold-lip mussel shell, turquoise, jet, coral, shell heishi, Read about stones
Height
1 3/8 "
Length
1 5/8"
Width
3/4"
Artist
Fernando Laiwakete, Zuni

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

Native American Zuni Bear fetish with bird

Medicine bundle of gold-lipped mussel bird with turquoise, coral and shell heishi all tied with sinew.

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"Song Bear"
Fernando Laiwakete - Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving

FB481 - $65 SOLD

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Native American Zuni Bear fetish with bird

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Native American Zuni Bear fetish with bird

Bear has turquoise inlaid eyes.

Native American Zuni Bear fetish with bird

Bird is gold-lipped mussel shell with jet eyes.

Questions or more details.

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 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.

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