Turquoise Zuni Bear Fetish by Juana Homer

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Juana Homer - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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 Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Turquoise by Zuni Juana Homer - right side

Material
turquoise, abalone, coral, shell heishi, Read about stones
Length
1 3/4"
Height
7/8"
Width
5/8"
Hallmarks
none
Artist
Juana Homer, Zuni

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

Authentic Zuni Bear Fetish carved from Turquoise by Juana Homer - top view

Medicine bundle of an abalone arrow head, coral and turquoise all tied with sinew.

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Paula says - "This turquoise bear by Juana Homer is carved in the Reservation style, with miminal detail that leaves the stone close to its original form."

Authentic Zuni Bear Fetish carved from Turquoise by Juana Homer - in hand

Authentic Zuni Bear Fetish carved from Turquoise by Juana Homer -front

Eyes of inlaid jet.

Authentic Zuni Bear Fetish carved from Turquoise by Juana Homer - left 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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