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Farlan and Paulette Quam, Zuni - Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American Petoskey stone bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam

Materials
Petoskey Stone, turquoise, shell heishi, Read about stones
sinew (thread made from animal tendon)
Length
3 1/8"
Width
1 1/8"
Height
1 1/2"
Hallmarks
inscribed: FPQ
Artist
Farlan and Paulette Quam, Zuni

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Authentic Native American Petoskey stone bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam

Medicine bundle of shell heishi and turquoise nuggets tied with sinew.

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Authentic Native American Petoskey stone bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam

Authentic Native American Petoskey stone bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam

Inlaid turquoise eyes.

Authentic Native American Petoskey stone bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam

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.

What is Petoskey Stone?

Petoskey Stone is a rock of fossilized coral. Dry stones look like limestone but polishing brings out a mottled pattern of six-sided coral fossils. Petoskey comes from the name of the 19th century Ottawa Indian chief Petosega, a fur trader who live on the shores of Lake Michigan. The town of Petoskey, Michigan is named after the chief and the shores of Lake Michigan are a prime source of Petoskey stone. In 1965, it was named the state stone of Michigan. Some believe that the eye configurations on Petoskey Stone enhance psychic awareness, and help you tune in to your emotions and creative ablilities.. Read about stones.

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