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Carved from a spectacular layered piece of Dolomite.
The colors range from camel to light peach to rust, brown, grey.
He has wonderful inlaid turquoise eyes and a spiderweb turquoise arrowhead tied on this back.
A very substantial and unique bear.
Carved and signed by Zuni artist Fitz Kiyite.
Rock One - Zuni Bear Table Fetish
This fetish comes with a FREE authentic buckskin medicine bag. Hand sewn and beaded. 2 x 5 1/2 with a 2 x 3 interior perfect for transporting or storing your fetish.
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.
Bear. The bear is a symbol of strength and deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future.
Heart Line. The heart line is a line etched, painted or inlaid along one or both sides of the animal. It usually extends from the mouth to the region of the heart. There are many interpretations as to what a heart line represents, but it is often said to represent the pathway of the breath of the animal to the life force which is the heart. Others feel that the heart line points to the soul of the animal. It is thought that a heart line gives the fetish healing or medicinal power.
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.
Dolomite is a sedimentary rock comprised primarily of calcium and magnesium. It
is a pinkish-yellowish brown in color and has a pearly luster. It has bands and
striations which give it depth and interest.
Read more about stones.
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