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"Brother Bear"
LaRae Lonasee - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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 Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of onyx marble by Zuni LaRae Lonasee

Material
onyx marble, turquoise, coral, shell heishi, Read about stones;
sinew (thread made from animal tendon)
Length
2 1/8"
Height
1 1/8"
Width
5/8"
Hallmarks
inscribed: LL ZUNI
Artist
LaRae Lonasee, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of onyx marble by Zuni LaRae Lonasee

Turquoise inlaid eyes.

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of onyx marble by Zuni LaRae Lonasee

"Brother Bear"
LaRae Lonasee - Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of onyx marble by Zuni LaRae Lonasee

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of onyx marble by Zuni LaRae Lonasee

Authentic Native American  Bear Fetish of onyx marble by Zuni LaRae Lonasee

Medicine bundle of a turquoise arrowhead; coral and shell heishi; all tied with sinew.

 

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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.

Onyx Marble (also called Mexican Onyx and Oriental Alabaster) is a type of calcite, which is one of the most common minerals present in the earth's crust. Onyx Marble is basically a banded variety of marble resembling onyx. It is somewhat translucent and banded colors include shades of yellow, pink, red, gray, and green. Onyx marble is quarried, among other places, in Mexico, California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and Virginia. Read more about stones.


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