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Eriacho Sodalite Zuni Bear Fetish Carving

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Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

This brilliant blue bear is in a traditional Zuni bear style.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Each side is breathtakingly different.

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

He comes with a medicine bundle adornment of a Lapis arrowhead and turquoise and coral nuggets.

The eyes are inlaid Turquoise.

Carved and signed
by Zuni artist Emery Eriacho.


The Bear is one of the guardian animals
of the Six Directions.
Blue Bears are the most powerful.



Soda Bear- Zuni Bear Carving



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Sodalite, Lapis, Turquoise, Coral
1 1/4 "
Emery Eriacho, Zuni

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish  Hand made Native American Indian Bear Fetish

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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.

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.

Sodalite is a rich royal blue mineral that together with hauyne, nosean and lazurite is a common constituent of lapis lazuli. A light, relatively hard yet fragile mineral, sodalite is named after its sodium content. Well known for its blue color, sodalite may also be grey, yellow, green, or pink and is often mottled with white veins or patches. The more uniformly blue material is used in jewelry, where it is fashioned into cabochons and beads. That with more veining, patches and mottling is used in carving for interest. Although very similar to lazurite and lapis lazuli, sodalite is royal blue rather than ultramarine. Sodalite also rarely contains pyrite, a common inclusion in lapis. Sodalite's six directions of poor cleavage may be seen as incipient cracks running through the stone. Read more about stones.

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