Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving
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Pinto Zuni Bear Fetish

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Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Carved from Jet, this is a traditional reservation bear.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

 

He 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.


Night Bear- Zuni Bear Table Fetish

$32 SOLD

  

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Material
Jet with Turquoise inlay eyes and a Turquoise arrowhead adornment
Length
1 1/2"
Height
3/4"
Width
5/8"
Artist
Mary Jane Pinto, Zuni

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

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

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.

Jet (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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