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"Honey Bear"
Corrine Ramirez - Navajo Bear Fetish Carving

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 Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Honeystone by Navajo Corrine Ramirez

Honeystone bear with inlaid turquoise eyes.

Material
Honeystone, turquoise, jet, white shell heishi, Read about stones
Length
2 1/8"
Height
2"
Width
1"
Hallmarks
none
Artist
Corrine Ramirez, Navajo

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Honeystone by Navajo Corrine Ramirez

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Honeystone by Navajo Corrine Ramirez

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"Honey Bear"
Corrine Ramirez - Navajo
Bear Fetish Carving

FB579 - $62 SOLD

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Paula says - "This large bear looks just like a piece of fresh honeycomb - good enough to eat!"

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Honeystone by Navajo Corrine Ramirez

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Honeystone by Navajo Corrine Ramirez

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Honeystone by Navajo Corrine Ramirez

Medicine bundle of a large turquoise arrowhead, pieces of mussel shell, coral heishi, turquoise nuggets, stone heishi.

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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.

Honeystone (mellite), is an unusual mineral being also an organic chemical. Like jet, it is found in deposits of brown coal or lignite, and its formation is partly the result of vegetable decomposition, which is very unusual for gemstones. It is a translucent crystal, which can be polished and faceted to form striking gemstones. Honeystone somewhat resemble amber in appearance and is typically found in crystals of gray, brown to reddish, and more rarely yellow or honey-coloured. It was named from the Greek , "melis" for honey. It was discovered in 1789 at in Germany and since has been found in Russia, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.

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