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Tim Lementino - Zuni Double Bear Fetish Carving

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 Authentic Native American Double Bear Fetish of Alabaster by Zuni Tim Lementino

Alabaster bears with inlaid turquoise eyes.

Material
Alabaster, turquoise, olive shell heishi, Read about stones
Sinew (thread made from animal tendon)
Length
1 1/8"
Height
3/4"
Width
3/4"
Hallmarks
none
Artist
Tim Lementino, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Double Bear Fetish of Alabaster by Zuni Tim Lementino

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Paula says - "These bears are individually hand made so the stones and medicine bundle may vary slightly from the photos."

Authentic Native American Double Bear Fetish of Alabaster by Zuni Tim Lementino

Authentic Native American Double Bear Fetish of Alabaster by Zuni Tim Lementino

Medicine bundle of a turquoise stone and white shell heishi all tied with sinew.

Authentic Native American Double Bear Fetish of Alabaster by Zuni Tim Lementino

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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