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Bear- Zuni Bear Table Fetish
Carved from Fish Rock, this is a traditional reservation bear.
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
This is a collector's piece.
He has inlaid turquoise eyes and a medicine bundle of a turquoise arrowhead.
Carved by 79-year-old Zuni artist Mary Jane Pinto.
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.
Rock. Fish Rock is a form of serpentine. It is a very traditional stone that
has been carved since ancient times. It shines up very nicely. It is usually a
buff color with specs but can vary quite a bit.
Read more about stones.
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