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Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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 Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Turquoise bear with jet inlaid eyes and medicine bundle.

Material
turquoise, coral, Read about stones
Length
1 7/8"
Height
1 3/8"
Width
3/4"
Hallmarks
inscribed: BL ZUNI
Artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

"Big Blue"
Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni
Turquoise Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Turquoise bear with coral inlaid eyes.

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

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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.

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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