Inlaid turquoise eyes
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.
Quartz is a crystalline mineral that come in many forms, including amethyst, aventurine, citrin, opal, rock crystal, tiger eye, rose quartz, and many others. Known as the "master healer", quartz is believed to amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Quartz crystals are used to draw off negative energy of all kinds.
Fetishes and Carvings
5 - Types of Fetishes