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Carved from Jet, this is a traditional reservation bear.
Black Bear has inlaid turquoise eyes and a medicine bundle of a Turquoise arrowhead.
Carved by 79-year-old Zuni artist Mary Jane Pinto.
This is a collector's piece.
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Black Bear- Zuni Bear Table Fetish
See other Bears
What 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 double fetish represents relationship and unity. Read more about fetishes.
Bear. The bear is a symbol of strength and deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future.
Medicine Bundle. Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that can consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. These may be used as an offering to the fetish, to evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.
(Acoma Jet). A solid black type of lignite coal that is mined around the Acoma
Pueblo region, thus the name Acoma Jet, or Jet for short. It has been very popular
for carving fetishes since prehistoric times in the Southwest US. It is also used
for inlaying but usually not used in stone sets.
Read more about stones.
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