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Bears - Zuni Bear Table Fetish
Carved by Zuni artist Juana Homer.
The bears are one yet very different.
What a wonderful gift for a couple - unique, inspiring, heart-warming.
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. A double fetish represents relationship and unity. Read more about fetishes.
Medicine Bundle. Many fetishes have a medicine bundle, offering bundle, or adornment tied on the back of the animal that can consists of coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. These may be used as an offering to the fetish, to evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.
Bear. The bear is a symbol of strength and deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future.
Most marble is 90% calcite or dolomite. It is commonly white, brown, black and
mottled or variegated.
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