Native American Navajo Bear Fetish Carving

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Classic Leekya Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

 

Leekya Bear - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving
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Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

This roly poly bear is typical Leekya style.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

He has a medicine bundle adornment of a spiny oyster arrowhead and a vibrant slice of turquoise.

Carved by Zuni artist
Delvin Leekya.

The Leekya family is one of the most well-known Zuni fetish carving families.
Here is your chance to add one of their carvings to your collection.

  

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Material
Dolomite, Spiny Oyster, Turquoise
Length
3"
Height
1 1/2 "
Width
1 1/4 "
Artist
Delvin Leekya, Zuni

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish   Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

The eyes and nostrils are inlaid Turquoise.

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. The Bear is one of the guardian 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 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.

Dolomite. A a sedimentary rock comprised primarily of calcium and magnesium. It is a pinkish-yellowish brown in color and has a pearly luster. It has bands and striations which give it depth and interest.
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