Navajo Bear Fetish

$82.50
In stock
SKU
i-na-300
Quick Overview

Alabaster bear with a medicine bundle that includes a feather and various stone beads. 

Measures: ~1-1/2" tall x 1" wide x 3-1/4" long

Nation: Navajo

Artist: Ben Livingston

More Information

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.