Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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"Heart Lights"
Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Zuni fossil Bear Fetish carving of ammolite by Bernard Laiwakete

Ammolite bear with turquoise inlaid eyes, two turquoise heart lines and two sunfaces.

Materials
Ammolite, turquoise, coral, mother of pearl, Read about stones
Length
2 1/2"
Width
5/8"
Height
2"
Hallmarks
BL
ZUNI
Artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Zuni fossil Bear Fetish carving

Sunface of turquoise and coral.

Authentic Native American Zuni fossil Bear Fetish carving

Authentic Native American Zuni fossil Bear Fetish carving

When the light is at certain angles you can see bright red lines radiating out from the sunface.

"Heart Lights"
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving

FB543 - $250 SOLD

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Paula says - "This amazing bear was living in the stone as a fossil shell for eons until Bernard Laiwakete saw it and brought it to life! Bernard gave this bear two heart lines and two inlaid sunfaces. This is one powerful healing bear that glows from within when light hits it just right!

Authentic Native American Zuni fossil Bear Fetish carving

Authentic Native American Zuni fossil Bear Fetish carving

Sunface of turquoise and coral and mother of pearl.

Authentic Native American Zuni fossil Bear Fetish carving

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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.

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.

Ammonite is an extinct group of cephalopods, or squid-like creatures that thrived in tropical seas until becoming extinct along with the dinosaurs at the end of the Mesozoic era. The fossilized shells resemble tightly-coiled rams' horns and they were named after the Egyptian god Ammon who was often depicted wearing ram's horns. Most ammonite is in neutral colors ranging from cream to gray to black, but ammonite mined in Alberta, Canada has an outer shell thatís irridescent or opalized and is called ammolite.

 

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