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Herbert Halate, Zuni - Jet Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American jeten bear Fetish carving by Zuni Herbert Halate

Materials
jet, turquoise, Read about stones
Length
2 7/8"
Width
1"
Height
2"
Hallmarks
inscribed: HH ZUNI
Artist
Herbert Halate, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American jeten bear Fetish carving by Zuni Herbert Halate

Inlaid turquoise eyes.

Authentic Native American jeten bear Fetish carving by Zuni Herbert Halate

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Herbert Halate, Zuni
Jet Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American jeten bear Fetish carving by Zuni Herbert Halate

Authentic Native American jeten bear Fetish carving by Zuni Herbert Halate

Authentic Native American jeten bear Fetish carving by Zuni Herbert Halate

Medicine bundle of turquoise.

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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.

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.

About Acoma Jet

Acoma jet is a solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood material. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet. It is very popular with Indian artists for carving fetishes. It is also used for inlaying jewelry but usually is not used in jewelry stone sets. Jet can be heavy or very lightweight and it is sometimes mistaken for plastic. Read about stones.

ABOUT TURQUOISE

Turquoise is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

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