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Bernard Homer - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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 Authentic Native American Zuni Indian Bear Fetish of  turquoise

Material
Turquoise, spiny oyster, coral, Read about stones;
Sinew
Length
1 3/8"
Height
1"
Width
1/2"
Hallmarks
none
Artist
Bernard Homer, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Zuni Indian Bear Fetish of  turquoise

Medicine bundle of a spiny oyster arrowhead with a coral piece and turquoise heishi all tied with sinew.

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Bernard Homer - Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving
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Paula says - "This turquoise bear is covered with veins of mother rock that look like gold. Homer's carvings are of the 'reservation syle', having minimal detail and often looking like the stone just came from the mine."

Authentic Native American Zuni Indian Bear Fetish of  turquoise

Dime above shows scale of carving.

Authentic Native American Zuni Indian Bear Fetish of  turquoise

Eyes of inlaid jet.

Authentic Native American Zuni Indian Bear Fetish of  turquoise

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.

TURQUOISE is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

Sinew is thread made from animal tendon.


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