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Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni Bear Fetish
HK Item #FB836

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Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Materials
labradorite, turquoise, Read about stones
Length
2 1/8 "
Height
1"
Width
1/2"
Hallmark
none
Artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete

Eyes of inlaid turquoise.

"Secret Blues"
Bernard Laiwakete - Zuni
bear fetish

FB836 - $75 SOLD

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Paula says - "This bear is a plain somber gray but when the light is angled just right it brings out the secret blues. Very special!

"Laiwakete made a groove around the bear's midsection so you can attach your own medicine bundle if you wish to."

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.
Read more about fetishes.

What is a Medicine Bundle?

Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied onto the animal that consists of turquoise nuggets, 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.


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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