Native American Bear Zuni Fetish Fat Bear Native American Gift Southwest Totem

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This gorgeous serpentine/ricolyte bear is carved by Rodney Peyketewa. Rodney carves a wide variety of bear fetishes but my favorite are these strong powerful bears with adorable tongues sticking out! It has inlaid turquoise eyes. This bear has a beautiful turquoise arrowhead offering bundle on his back. Ships with certificate of authenticity!

Bear (Anshe) is the protective hunting animal of the West. The bear is one of the most important fetish animals throughout the Southwest. The Bear Clan in Zuni society Is much like the equivalent of the American Medical Association as Bears are associated with great healing powers. While all bears have great curative properties white bears provide especially powerful healing. The sacred color associated with Bear is blue.

This bear was carved by Rodney Peyketewa of the Zuni tribe.

Fetishes represent unique and very personal gifts, they are wonderful for the holidays, as congratulations for life changing events and more.

Is this Bear not the powerful totem you are looking for? See our other bear fetishes here!

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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