Bear - Represents strength & power, introspection, healing and the spiritual journey
This is a Zuni made, hand carved obsidian Bear Fetish. The colors are earthy tans with tiny turquoise pieces for the eyes and along the back. It has an etched heart line as well as etching along the back.
It's 1 3/8" tall by 2 1/4" at it's widest point and about 1/2" deep
It"s signed on the bottom
Weight: 48 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale.
A fetish is a is an object that is believed to have magic powers.
American Indians have used fetishes throughout recorded history, particularly the Indians of the Southwest. Fetishes can be any form or material and has one paramount purpose: to assist man against any real or potential problems. The problems can be those of the mind, body or universe.
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Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift! Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)