Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Cheryl Beyuka - Zuni Double Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Zuni Double Bear Fetish by Cheryl Beyuka

Materials
Soapstone, turquoise, jet, Read about stones
Sinew (thread made from animal tendon)
Length
1 1/2"
Width
5/8"
Height
3/4"
Hallmarks
engraved: Cheryl Beyuka
Artist
Cheryl Beyuka, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Zuni Double Bear Fetish by Cheryl Beyuka

Both bears have eyes of inlaid jet.

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Cheryl Beyuka, Zuni
Double Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Zuni Double Bear Fetish by Cheryl Beyuka

Authentic Native American Zuni Double Bear Fetish by Cheryl Beyuka

Authentic Native American Zuni Double Bear Fetish by Cheryl Beyuka

Medicine bundle of three turquoise nuggets tied with sinew.

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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. The most powerful medicine bear is White Bear.

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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