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HK Item #FB235

"Canyon Winds"
Jerrime Dosedo - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish  

material
banded onyx, mother of pearl, turquoise, sinew
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length
2 1/2"
height
1 3/8"
width
7/8"
hallmark
signed by artist
artist
Jerrime Dosedo, Zuni

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Eyes of inset turquoise.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

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"Canyon Winds"
Jerrime Dosedo - Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving - FB235

$44 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Paula says - "The colorful flowing patterns of this bear remind me of the windswept canyons and flowing rivers of the great Southwest."

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Medicine bundle is beautiful shimmery arrowhead of mother of pearl.

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 fetish represents relationship and unity. Read more about fetishes.

What is a Medicine Bundle?

Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied onto the animal that consists of turquoise nuggets, coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be an offering to the fetish, to used evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.

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. The Bear is the guardian of the West an is one of the animals of the Six Directions. Bears are the main figure in the Mountain Way, an important Navajo ceremony. Bear claws are a traditional adornment to pendants and bracelets.

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