Bear Fetish carved in Ricolite

Bear Fetish carved in Ricolite

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Quick Overview

Ths Bear fetish is carved in Ricolite, which is a type of fine grained serpentine that has colored banding. Ricolite comes from a remote and inaccessible area in southwest New Mexico.
This Bear has inlaid turquoise eyes and heart line.
Measures: ~ 2" tall x 3-1/4" long x 5/8" deep
Artist: Randy Lucio

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Prized for their beauty and spiritual renewal, fetishes have long been an important part of Native American Culture. When a Fetish maker prays over his created work, a mystical power is believed to become released, assisting a person in finding a solution to their present problems. All Southwestern tribes make and use fetishes, however, the Zuni people have developed a reputation for being skillful carvers. Among the Zunis, fetishes offer good luck, protection, and hunting guidance from the inner spirit of each carved animal.

The Bear fetish is considered the guardian of the West. The Bear is associated with great strength, power, healing and self-knowledge. He is the great protector and a spiritual guide. The Bear is a powerful healing fetish.