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Bear Fetish Carving of jet and Turquoise

materials
jet, turquoise, coral, Read about stones
height
1"
length
1 7/8"
width
3/8"
hallmarks
inscribed: HY
artist
Unknown

Native American Indian Jewelry and Fetish Carving booksIda Yazzie's work is featured in Zuni Fetishes and Carvings by Kent McManis.

Bear Fetish Carving of jet and Turquoise

Inlaid turquoise eyes.

Bear Fetish Carving of jet and Turquoise

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"Two Hearts"
Bear Fetish Carving
FB1029
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

$52 plus s/h

Bear Fetish Carving of jet and Turquoise

Bear Fetish Carving of jet and Turquoise

Heart Line of coral and turquoise.

Bear Fetish Carving of jet and Turquoise

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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. Read more about fetishes.

About Acoma Jet

Acoma jet is a solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood material. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet. It is very popular with Indian artists for carving fetishes. It is also used for inlaying jewelry but usually is not used in jewelry stone sets. Jet is typically very lightweight and it is sometimes mistaken for plastic. Read about stones.

Native American Bear Symbolism

Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of Native American carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. Bear has supernatural powers and great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future.

What Does a Heart Line Represent?

The heart line is a line etched, painted or inlaid along one or both sides of the animal. It usually extends from the mouth to the region of the heart. There are many interpretations as to what a heart line represents, but it is often said to represent the pathway of the breath of the animal to the life force which is the heart. Others feel that the heart line points to the soul of the animal. It is thought that a heart line gives the fetish healing or medicinal power.

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