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This bear fetish screams "old style" in many ways. First it is a found stone, specimens which we have seen in the Zuni Mountains in streams. It appears to be a form of travertine but it is very heavy for its size. In another way, the minimalistic amount of carving to create the bear, with more of a shape-refining going on rather than the typical forming, grinding, cutting, shaping and polishing steps. Also the offering arrowhead looks more like a functional hunting point rather than a decorative adornment like most fetishes in contemporary times. So the fetish has an antiquated feel to it but in a luxurious package.
The raised and rounded eyes are inlaid of jet and the offering bundle consists of an obsidian small game point with red coral and turquoise beads tied with sinew. The fetish is initialed with a backwards F overlaid with a forward E, or his version of FE Zuni "02" on the bottom of the bear. A truly great fetish made of an uncommon raw material.
If you would like to read more about the Bear's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Bear" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
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Zuni Carver: Felino Eriacho
Material: Found Stone (Zuni Mountain Travertine)
Dimensions: 2 3/4"L x 1 1/2"T x 1"W
Shipping costs: $11.25 + depending on your location
Plus 6.75% state sales tax to Texas residents!
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The Zuni Fetish Story
If you're new to Zuni fetish collecting and interested in learning more about them, we have written a short article about Zuni fetishes and what they mean to the Zuni culture. CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetishes.
Zuni Fetish Meanings
We've written this article to inform Zuni fetish collectors about the specific meanings and attributes of the more traditional Zuni fetish carvings.
CLICK HERE to read the article on Zuni fetish meanings.
The Zuni Language
If, as a Zuni fetish collector, you haven't had the opportunity visit Zuni Pueblo but would enjoy hearing some words in the Zuni language, we hope you'll findthis article interesting and informative. CLICK HERE and turn up your volume to enjoy!
The Zuni Spirits Blog
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