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"Show Me the Honey"
Rodney Peyketewa, Zuni - Bear

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Authentic Native American Zuni Bear Fetish carving of Marble by Rodney Peyketewa

materials
Picasso marble, turquoise, coral, Read about stones
length
1 5/8"
width
3/8"
height
1 1/8 "
hallmarks
inscribed: RP
artist
Rodney Peyketewa, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Zuni Bear Fetish carving of Marble by Rodney Peyketewa

Medicine bundle of turquoise arrow head.

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Authentic Native American Zuni Bear Fetish carving of Marble by Rodney Peyketewa

Authentic Native American Zuni Bear Fetish carving of Marble by Rodney Peyketewa

Authentic Native American Zuni Bear Fetish carving of Marble by Rodney Peyketewa

Turquoise eyes, coral tongue.

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.

Bear

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 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.

Medicine Bundle

Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be used as an offering to the fetish, to evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.

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Types of Fetishes

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