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"Shadow Heart"
Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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 Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah

Material
turquoise, Read about stones
Length
1 5/8"
Height
3/4"
Width
1/2"
Hallmarks
inscribed: CAP
Artist
Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah, Zuni

Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksClayton and Abby Quam Panteah's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah

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"Shadow Heart"
Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah
Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah

Inlaid turquoise eyes and heart line.

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah

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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.

Heart Line. The heart line is a line etched, painted or inlaid along one or both sides of the animal. It usually extends from the mouth to the region of the heart. There are many interpretations as to what a heart line represents, but it is often said to represent the pathway of the breath of the animal to the life force which is the heart. Others feel that the heart line points to the soul of the animal. It is thought that a heart line gives the fetish healing or medicinal power.

TURQUOISE is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.

Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

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