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Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni - Labradorite Bear

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Authentic Native American Bear Fetish Carving of Labradorite and Turquoise by Zuni artisan Bernard Laiwakete

materials
labradorite, turquoise, Read about stones
height
1"
length
2 5/8"
width
1/2"
hallmarks
inscribed: BL ZUNI
artist
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni

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

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish Carving of Labradorite and Turquoise by Zuni artisan Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish Carving of Labradorite and Turquoise by Zuni artisan Bernard Laiwakete

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Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
Bear Fetish Carving
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Authentic Native American Bear Fetish Carving of Labradorite and Turquoise by Zuni artisan Bernard Laiwakete

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish Carving of Labradorite and Turquoise by Zuni artisan Bernard Laiwakete

Paula says - "When light strikes the bear just right it brings out flecks of bright colors."

Authentic Native American Bear Fetish Carving of Labradorite and Turquoise by Zuni artisan Bernard Laiwakete

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.

What is an Labradorite?

Labradorites were the earliest recognizable animals and were able to swim and crawl. Labradorites ranged in size from a few inches to over six feet long. When they died, their shells fell to the ocean floor and over the years minerals replaced the animals' organic matter turning them to stone.

Native American Bear Symbolism

Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of Native American carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. Bear has supernatural powers and great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future.

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