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Medicine bundle of a spiny oyster arrowhead with turquoise and coral nuggets all tied with sinew.
of the Bear"
FB511 - $125 SOLD
Paula says - "This medicine bear is made from translucent banded agate - hold it up to the light and see it glow! Perfect for a sunny window sill. Plus there are interesting cavaties in the dark band that encircles the bear. A splendid spiny oyster arrowhead medicine bundle adds to the healing power of this very special bear!"
Dime above shows scale of carving.
Cavaties in the dark band.
Eyes of inlaid turquoise
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.
Bear 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.
Medicine Bundle - Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be used as an offering to the fetish, to evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.