Native American Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

 

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Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Carved from Pipestone, this is a traditional reservation bear.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Red 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.

  

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Material
Pipestone 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.

Pipestone. 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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