Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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HK Item #FB509
"Rain Spirit"
Emery Boone - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Pipestone bear with rainclouds of turquoise and abalone.

Materials
Pipestone, turquoise, abalone,
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Length
2 1/4"
Width
3/8"
Height
1 1/4 "
Hallmarks
signed: E Boone Zuni NM
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

Native American Indian Bear Fetish

"Rain Spirit"
Emery Boone, Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving

FB509 - $85 SOLD

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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

Native American Indian Bear Fetish

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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.

Pipestone, also known as catlinite, is a form of clay called argillite with a high iron content that colors it a deep red to pale orange. Pipestone was discovered in southwestern Minnesota by the Sioux Indians, who consider it a sacred material and use it to carve pipes and other ceremonial objects. It is easy to carve because of its lack of quartz. Read about stones

 

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