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"Little Feather"
Samson Tulley - Navajo Bear Fetish Carving

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 Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of pipestone by Navajo Samson Tulley

Material
pipestone, spiny oyster, jet, coral, turquoise, Read about stones;
sinew (thread made from animal tendon);
feather
Length
1 1/4"
Height
5/8"
Width
5/8"
Hallmarks
none
Artist
Samson Tulley, Navajo

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of pipestone by Navajo Samson Tulley

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of pipestone by Navajo Samson Tulley

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Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of pipestone by Navajo Samson Tulley

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Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of pipestone by Navajo Samson Tulley

Medicine bundle of a red feather; coral bead; turquoise, jet and spiny oyster heishi all tied with sinew.

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.

Pipestone, also known as catlinite, is a form of clay called argillite with a high iron content that colors it a deep red to pale orange. Pipestone was discovered in southwestern Minnesota by the Sioux Indians, who consider it a sacred material and use it to carve pipes and other ceremonial objects. It is easy to carve because of its lack of quartz. Read more about stones.

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