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Juana Homer - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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 Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of Mother of Pearl by Zuni Juana Homer

Mother of Pearl bear with jet inlaid eyes and medicine bundle.

Material
Mother of Pearl, jet,
Read about stones
;
Sinew (thread made from animal tendon)
Length
1 3/4"
Height
1 1/8"
Width
5/8"
Hallmarks
none
Artist
Juana Homer, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of Mother of Pearl by Zuni Juana Homer

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of Mother of Pearl by Zuni Juana Homer

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Juana Homer - Zuni
Mother of Pearl Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of Mother of Pearl by Zuni Juana Homer

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of Mother of Pearl by Zuni Juana Homer

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of Mother of Pearl by Zuni Juana Homer

Medicine bundle of a turquoise arrowhead with a coral piece and turquoise nugget all tied with sinew.

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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.

Sinew is thread made from animal tendon.


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