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"Double Soda"
Farlan and Paulette Quam, Zuni - Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American double Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam

Materials
sodalite, turquoise and shell heishi, Read about stones
Length
3 1/2"
Width
1 3/4
Height
1 3/8"
Hallmarks
inscribed: FPQ
Artist
Farlan and Paulette Quam, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American double Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam

"Double Soda"
Farlan and Paulette Quam, Zuni
Double Bear Fetish Carving

FB778 - $85 plus s/h
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Authentic Native American double Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam

Authentic Native American double Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam

 

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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.

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.

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