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Brian Leonard - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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 Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Alabaster by Zuni Brian Leonard

Pure white alabaster bear with inlaid turquoise eyes.

Material
Alabaster, turquoise, Read about stones
Sinew (thread made from animal tendon)
Length
2 3/8"
Height
1"
Width
1/2"
Hallmarks
BL ZUNI
Artist
Brian Leonard, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Alabaster by Zuni Brian Leonard

Medicine bundle of a beautiful turquoise arrowhead tied with sinew.

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Alabaster by Zuni Brian Leonard

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Brian Leonard - Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Alabaster by Zuni Brian Leonard

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Alabaster by Zuni Brian Leonard

Turquoise inlaid eyes.

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Alabaster by Zuni Brian Leonard

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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.

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