is a hornlike, bony growth, usually branched, that grows in pairs on the head
of a deer, moose, elk, caribou, or other members of the deer family. Antlers occur
on the heads of male deer and on some related species of either sex. Because of
antler's rich brown colors and ease of carving, it is a preferred medium of many
carvers. Antlers are a renewable resource, as they are shed each year and grow
more branches each season as the animal ages.
is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular
subjects of fetish carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength
and self-knowledge. He has supernatural powers, great healing powers. Bear is
a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past
and the future. The Bear is the guardian of the West an is one of the animals
of the Six
Directions. The most powerful medicine bear is White Bear.