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Carved from Pipestone, this is a traditional reservation bear.
Pipe 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.
Pipe Bear- Zuni Bear Table 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.
Also known as catlinite, pipestone is a form of clay with a high iron content
that makes it red. The Plains Indians consider it to be a "sacred" material and
it often is used for ceremonial items such as pipes.
Read more about stones.
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