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Abby Quam - Zuni Bear Fetish
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Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Abby Quam

Materials
labradorite, turquoise, Read about stones
Length
1 3/8"
Width
5/8"
Height
5/8"
Hallmarks
none
Artist
Abby Quam, Zuni

Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Abby Quam

Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Abby Quam

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Paula says - "This tiny bear is a plain somber gray but when the light is angled just right it brings out a blue note on the bear's hip and a golden glow on one ear. Very special!

Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Abby Quam

Authentic Native American Indian bear fetish carving by Zuni Abby Quam

Eyes and heartline of inlaid turquoise.

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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 Does a Heart Line Represent?

The heart line is a line etched, painted or inlaid along one or both sides of the animal. It usually extends from the mouth to the region of the heart. There are many interpretations as to what a heart line represents, but it is often said to represent the pathway of the breath of the animal to the life force which is the heart. Others feel that the heart line points to the soul of the animal. It is thought that a heart line gives the fetish healing or medicinal power.


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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