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Kyle Mahoney - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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 Authentic Native American Zuni Indian Bear Fetish of Elimia Agate

Material
Elimia agate, turquoise, mother of pearl, coral, Read about stones
Sinew (thread made from animal tendon)
Length
2 1/4"
Height
1 3/8"
Width
3/4"
Hallmarks
M K
Artist
Kyle Mahoney, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Zuni Indian Bear Fetish of Elimia Agate

Turquoise inlaid eyes.

Authentic Native American Zuni Indian Bear Fetish of Elimia Agate

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Paula says -

"Elimia Agate is a sedimentary rock that contains abundant fossils of tiny creatures including snails called elimia tenera. It was formed millions of years ago along shallow lake edges in the Green River Formation in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. Sometimes called record keeper healing stones and used to tap into past events!"

Authentic Native American Zuni Indian Bear Fetish of Elimia Agate

Authentic Native American Zuni Indian Bear Fetish of Elimia Agate

Medicine bundle consists of a mother of pearl arrowhead, turquoise nugget, and coral heishi all tied with sinew.

 

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.

Elimia Agate is a sedimentary rock that contains abundant fossils of tiny creatures including snails called elimia tenera. It was formed millions of years ago along shallow lake edges in the Green River Formation in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. Sometimes called record keeper healing stones and used to tap into past events.


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