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HK Item #FB742

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Peter Gasper, Zuni - Bear Fetish Carving

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 Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Turquoise by Zuni Peter Gasper - right side

material
turquoise, gold-lipped mussel shell, coral, shell heishi, Read about stones
length
1 1/2"
height
7/8"
width
1/2"
hallmarks
inscribed: P G
artist
Peter Gasper, Zuni

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

Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Turquoise by Zuni Peter Gasper - right side

Medicine bundle of a gold-lipped mussel shell arrow head, coral, turquoise and shell heishi all tied with sinew.

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Peter Gasper, Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving

FB742 - $49 plus s/h
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Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Turquoise by Zuni Peter Gasper - right side

Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Turquoise by Zuni Peter Gasper - right side

Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Turquoise by Zuni Peter Gasper - right side

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Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationWhat is an Animal 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.

Indian 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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