Zuni Bear Fetish Carving of Acoma jet by Darrin Boone

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Darrin Boone - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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 Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Acoma jet by Zuni Darrin Boone

Beautifully inlaid sunface.

Material
Acoma jet, mother of pearl, coral, turquoise, Read about stones
Length
2"
Height
1 1/8"
Width
1.2"
Hallmarks
inscribed: D Boone Zuni NM
Artist
Darrin Boone, Zuni

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Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Acoma jet by Zuni Darrin Boone

Eyes and mouth of inlaid turquoise.

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Acoma jet by Zuni Darrin Boone

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Darrin Boone - Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Acoma jet by Zuni Darrin Boone

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Acoma jet by Zuni Darrin Boone

Medicine bundle of a large mother of pearl arrowhead tied with sterling silver.

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Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationWhat 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.

Bear Symbolism

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 also 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.

What is a Medicine Bundle?

Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied onto the animal that consists of 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.

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