This is a very beautiful fat little bear totem carved from Sand stone. This bear is clearly hunting for something to eat and sniffing the ground with his adorable square nose . This bear is unique and wonderful, I have never seen another like it, it has a gorgeous and highly detailed offering bundle. Bears are wonderful gifts for doctors, nurses and those in the military.
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.
This bear is carved by Daryl Shack.
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Fetishes represent unique and very personal gifts, they are wonderful for the holidays, as congratulations for life changing events and more. All of our totems described as *micro* totems are guaranteed to fit on a quarter. Micro totems are considered harder to carve as there is much less space to capture the expressive nature of the animals they represent.
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.
The Ivory Toad is proud to represent more than 30 Native American Artists, offer recycled and eco-friendly packaging, package all items in boxes for safety, and offer the finest curated gifts on the internet!
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