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"Howlin' Bear"
Juana Homer - Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Authentic Native American serpentine Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Juana Homer

Materials
serpentine, turquoise, jet, coral, Read about stones
Length
2"
Width
1"
Height
1 1/4"
Hallmarks
none
Artist
Juana Homer, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American serpentine Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Juana Homer

Authentic Native American serpentine Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Juana Homer

 

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Authentic Native American serpentine Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Juana Homer

Authentic Native American serpentine Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Juana Homer

Turquoise eyes.

Authentic Native American serpentine Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Juana Homer

Medicine bundle of Acoma jet arrowghead and turquoise and coral pieces tied with sinew.

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.

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