Turquoise Zuni Bear Fetish by Ed Lementino

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 Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Turquoise by Zuni Ed Lementino - left side

Material
turquoise, coral, white shell heishi, jet, Read about stones
Length
1 3/4"
Height
1 3/8"
Width
1/2"
Hallmarks
inscribed: E L
Artist
Ed Lementino, Zuni

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

Authentic Zuni Bear Fetish carved from Turquoise by Ed Lementino - top view

Medicine bundle of coral, turquoise and white shell heishi.

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Authentic Zuni Bear Fetish carved from Turquoise by Ed Lementino - in hand

Authentic Zuni Bear Fetish carved from Turquoise by Ed Lementino - front

Eyes of inlaid jet.

Authentic Zuni Bear Fetish carved from Turquoise by Ed Lementino - 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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