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Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni Bear Fetish
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Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Materials
labradorite, turquoise, Read about stones
Length
1 1/2 "
Height
1 1/8"
Width
1/4"
Hallmark
inscribed: BL  ZUNI
Artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Eyes of inlaid turquoise.

Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

"Secret Blues"
Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni
bear fetish

FB798 - $75 plus s/h
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Paula says - "This bear look completely normal until the light hits it just right bringing out the secret blues inside it. Very special!"

Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

 

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What is an Animal Fetish?

Native American Jewelry and Fetish Carving BooksA fetish is a carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Fetishes are carved from many types of stone, wood, antler, shell and other materials. Often the eyes and spots of adornment, called power spots, inset pieces of contrasting stones such as double bear fetish Carving of fishrock and turquoise, jet and coral.
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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 Labradorite

Labradoriteis a variety of feldspar that is generally grey or dark green and when light reflects at certain angles shows bright irridescent areas of blue, gold and green. It is believed that Labradorite gemstone brings joy and kindness and provide variety and good fortune. It energizes and provide a balanced mental plane and also heals infections. It is said to raise level of consciousness and act as a barrier against all negative energies. Read about stones.

 

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