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Zuni Bear Fetish by Ed Lemontino

Zuni Bear Fetish by Ed Lemontino

Regular price $40.00 USD
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A beautiful bear of picasso marble surveys the world through his turquoise inset eyes and carries a spirit bundle of heishi shell and coral.

 The bear with its strength guards the west.

Bear (Anshe) was the principal animal for the Pueblo People and they are the most prevalent subject of Zuni fetishes. Bear fetishes are used for healing, protection, strength, journeying, mothering, hunting and gathering. Bear’s hibernation reminds us of the value of going within.

Many fetishes have a medicine bundle or offering bundle tied onto the animal that can consist of turquoise nuggets, coral seed beads, shell heishi, feathers and other stone pieces. The bundle may be an offering to the fetish, to used evoke the spirit of the fetish or to increase the strength of a fetish.

  • 1 3/4"Length  x  1 1/16"Tall  x  1/2"Wide
  • Picasso marble
  • Zuni fetish story card included with purchase
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