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Huge Mahooty Zuni Bear Table Fetish
Bear Fetish Carving
A magnificent protector bear.
This size and weight bear is extremely rare. To find a rock that works so perfectly for these larger carvings is difficult.
Bundle consists of two arrowheads, a large Acoma Jet arrowhead, a smaller Turquoise arrowhead and coral and shell heishi.
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. The Bear is one of the guardian animals of the Six Directions.
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.
Dolomite is a sedimentary rock comprised primarily of
calcium and magnesium. It is a pinkish-yellowish brown in color and has a pearly
luster. It has bands and striations which give it depth and interest.
Read more about stones.