This gorgeous little pair of bears were carved by the incredible Gabe Burns. The eyes are an inlaid stone pigment. These magical little totem have the most animated noses and have incredibly tiny little medicine bundles with a micro arrowheads. The carving work on both sides of the bear is extremely lovely and they both have similar geometric designs that make them the perfect pair for a newly wed couple, a team of doctors, or your own best friend. Bear totems are wonderful to give to someone fighting off a disease, perhaps cancer, who needs a healing guardian, also a wonderful gift for doctors and law enforcement officers.
Bear- Guardian of the West. The bear is associated with great strength, power, healing and self-knowledge. He is the great protector, the "sacred bear" He is a spiritual guide and also carries within him supernatural powers. Bear is a powerful healing fetish. All bear fetishes are powerful but the white bear is the most powerful medicine bear.
The Carver of this Bear is Gabe Burns, known for his incising work on the sides of his geometric totems.
Fetishes represent unique and very personal gifts, they are wonderful for the holidays, as congratulations for life changing events and more. Micro totems are considered much more difficult to create as they must capture the spirit of an animal within the space of a pebble.
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American Indians have used fetishes throughout history. Fetishes are believed to hold magical powers and protect the owner or craftsmen from problems of mind or body. Some believe that their powers can even protect against problems of the universe. It is also believed that the care a fetish receives is directly related to the protection it will provide. Indians believe that fetishes must be properly cared for. They are given offerings of cornmeal and kept in special turquoise covered fetish pots or pouches. Often fetishes are adorned with turquoise, arrowheads and feathers. These are offerings to the fetish for gifts received or anticipated.
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