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BEAR FETISH CARVINGS

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Authentic Native American double Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam
Papoose
F & P Quam, Zuni
FB779 - $86
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Acoma jet by Zuni Darrin Boone
Happy
Darrin Boone, Zuni
FB7358- $49
vintage heavy stone bear fetish carving
Greystone
Cryer Creek Collection
FB705 - $75
Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Rainbow Calsilica by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete - right side
Nebula
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB741 - $64
alabaster grizzly bear fetish carving
White Grizz
Cryer Creek Collection
FB701 - $65
Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Rainbow Calsilica by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete - right side
Carnival
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB737 - $64
Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Turquoise by Zuni Peter Gasper
Seeker
Peter Gasper, Zuni
FB742- $49
Ribbons - Authentic Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Rainbow Calsilica by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete - left side
Ribbons
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB739 - $64
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of turqoise by Zuni Juana Homer
Rez
Juana Homer, Zuni
FB655 - $55
marlble bear fetish carving
Candy Bear
Cryer Creek Collection
FB697 - $95
Authentic Native American quartz bear Fetish carving by Zuni Debra Gasper
Crystal
Debra Gasper, Zuni
FB795 - $180
Authentic Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Rainbow Calsilica by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete - left side
Dune
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB738 - $64
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Acoma jet by Zuni Darrin Boone
Sunny
Darrin Boone, Zuni
FB728- $49
wooden bear fetish carving
Woods
Cryer Creek Collection
FB695 - $55
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of alabaster by Zuni Tim Lementino
The Nose Knows
Tim Lementino, Zuni
FB668 - $60
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of alabaster by Zuni Tim Lementino
Tracker
Tim Lementino, Zuni
FB839 - $60
serpentine grizzly bear fetish carving
Old Grizz
Cryer Creek Collection
FB702 - $95
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of onyx by Zuni artist Emery Eriacho
Crazy Heart
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB841 - $60
pipestone bear fetish carving
Plus
Cryer Creek Collection
FB691 - $55
Authentic Native American Double Bear Fetish of onyx by Zuni Ed Lementino
Two Low
Ed Lementino, Zuni
FB727 - $130
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish carving of turquoise by Navajo artist H. Watson
Bug Eyes
H. Watson, Navajo
Cryer Creek Collection
FB690 - $75
Authentic Native American serpentine Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Juana Homer
Howlin' Bear
Juana Homer, Zuni
FB834 - $30
bear fetish carving of marble with inlaid kachina and heartline
Shaman
FB838 - $105
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of lapis lazuli by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete
Night Sky
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB717 - $90
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of lapis lazuli by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete
Smudge
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB716 - $90
Authentic Native American double Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam
Double Soda
F & P Quam, Zuni
FB778 - $85
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Rainbow Calsilica by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete
Eartha
Emery Eriacho, Zuni
FB820 - $64
Authentic Native American quartz bear Fetish carving by Zuni Debra Gasper
Ice
Debra Gasper, Zuni
FB826 - $60
Authentic Native American Zuni Indian douible bear fetish carving by Emery Eriacho
Motley Two
Emery Eriacho, Zuni
FB724 - $68
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of black marble by Zuni Jonathan Natewa
Blue Nose
Enrike Leekya, Zuni
FB832 - $60
Authentic Native American turquoise bear Fetish carving by Zuni Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah
Tiny Blue
C & A Quam Panteah, Zuni
FB822 - $65
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Rainbow Calsilica by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete
Spectrum
Emery Eriacho, Zuni
FB818 - $65
Authentic Native American turquoise bear Fetish carving by Zuni Clayton and Abby Quam Panteah
Blue on Blue
C & A Quam Panteah, Zuni
FB821 - $65
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of Picasso marble by Zuni Darrin Boone
Big Smile
FB776 - $105
Authentic Native American bowlerite Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam
Split
F & P Quam, Zuni
FB806 - $48
Native American Indian hand carved bear fetish
Dosedo
Jerrime Dosedo, Zuni
FB235 - $44
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of lapis lazuli by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete
Blue Boy
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB715 - $90
vintage wooden bear fetish carving with turquoise eyes and coral heart line and fish
Fisher King
Cryer Creek Collection
FB704 - $125
Authentic Native American turquoise bear Fetish carving by Zuni Michael Mahooty
Innocence
Juana Homer, Zuni
FB814 - $46
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of turquoise by Zuni Marlo Booqua
Star Gazer
Lena Boone, Zuni
FB650 - $150
Authentic Native American Zuni Indian douible bear fetish carving by Emery Eriacho
Pink Power
Emery Eriacho, Zuni
FB726 - $82
vintage pipestone bear fetish carving
Rouge
Cryer Creek Collection
FB714 - $125
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of jet by Zuni Andres Quam
Good 'n Plenty
Andres Quam, Zuni
FB601 - $50
vintage bear fetish carving with coral eyes
Roquefort
Cryer Creek Collection
FB710 - $125
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of labradorite by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete
Nite Lites
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB609 - $85
vintage bear fetish carving with turquoise eyes
Long Bear
Cryer Creek Collection
FB709 - $225
Authentic Native American labradorite Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Juana Homer
Portal
Juana Homer, Zuni
FB758- $38
Authentic Native American Bear Fetish of onyx by Zuni  Emery Eriacho
Root Beer
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB840 - $60
vintage antler bear on log fetish carving
Sapped
Cryer Creek Collection
FB713 - $150
Authentic Native American wooden bear Fetish carving by Zuni Herbert Halate
King Coal
Herbert Halate, Zuni
FB824 - $70
Native American Indian hand carved bear fetish
Bead Me Up
T & J Martza, Zuni
FB489 - $50
Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Turquoise by Zuni Ed Lementino
Lookout
Ed Lementino, Zuni
FB746 - $55
Authentic Native American bowlerite Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Farlan and Paulette Quam
Reveal
F & P Quam, Zuni
FB807 - $65
vintage onyx bear fetish carving
Bear Ice
Cryer Creek Collection
FB698 - $35
Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Rainbow Calsilica by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete - right side
Rainbow
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB740 - $64
Authentic Native American turquoise bear Fetish carving by Zuni Michael Mahooty
Crackle
Michael Mahooty, Zuni
FB813 - $145
Authentic Native American Indian hand carved bear fetish
Bear of Colors
Roger Shebola, Zuni
FB530 - $85
vintage stone bear fetish carving with turquoise eyes
Pepper
Cryer Creek Collection
FB707 - $185
Authentic Native American ammonite fossil Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete
Silver Streak
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB752 - $45
Authentic Native American ammonite fossil Bear Fetish carving by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete
Earth Ammo
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB750 - $95
Native American Indian Bear Fetish of Rainbow Calsilica by Zuni Bernard Laiwakete - right side
Vista
Bernard Laiwakete, Zuni
FB736 - $64
Horse Fetish and Necklace made by Native American Indians SEE BEAR FETISH NECKLACES

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"Fetish bears were received today! You will never know just how perfect of a gift they are going to be for the love of my life! Thank you!" - DG
"The Pinto bear. OMG, so adorable!! She is walking, and looking around, with that look on her face, of weariness of centuries of caring for humans! I thank you for the fabulous photos on your site that introduce us. Yes, you guys are infecting me with fetish fetishism; Thanks, I think!!!" - M

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What is a Fetish?

Native American Jewelry and Fetish Carving BooksA fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. Although carved from many types of rock, fishrock is traditional. Read more about fetishes.

Many fetishes have a medicine bundle or adornment tied on the back of the horse that often consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The style and detail of carving varies among artists but usually includes detail on the face, ears, tail and mane. Often the eyes and other spots of adornment on the horse are inset pieces of contrasting stones such as turquoise, coral and others. Read more about stones.

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.

 

Why do we have bear fetishes on Horsekeeping? Read The Story of the Midnight Bear.

 

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