Inlaid jet eyes.
Medicine bundle of shell heishi and turquoise nuggets tied with sinew.
FB787 - $72 SOLD
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.
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.
Number Eight Turquoise Mine
The #8 mine in Carlin, Nevada is known for exceptional spiderweb turquoise ranging in color from light blue, to blue and green to deep blue. The matrix is black, brown, reddish or golden with the black and red spiderwebbing being the most prized. with the matrix ranging from golden brown to almost black, but a deep golden webbing is most characteristic. The #8 mine began in 1929 and has produced some of the largest turquoise nuggets ever found. Read more about stones.
Fetishes and Carvings
5 - Types of Fetishes