HK Item #FB946
$48 plus s/h
Inlaid turquoise eyes.
Medicine bundle is a shell arrowhead, orange spiny oyster and turquoise pieces.
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 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.
What is Onyx Marble?
Onyx marble (also called mexican onyx and oriental alabaster) is a type of calcite, which is one of the most common minerals present in the earth's crust. Onyx marble is basically a banded variety of marble resembling onyx. It is somewhat translucent and banded colors include shades of yellow, pink, red, gray, and green. Onyx marble is quarried, among other places, in Mexico, California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and Virginia.
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.
Fetishes and Carvings
5 - Types of Fetishes