Two bears zuni fetish
Delvin Leekya Zuni Fetish Bear. Carved out of Serpentine with a Abalone Shell Arrowhead adorned with Turquoise, and Coral. 3 1/4″ long x 1 1/2″ tall. $
Zuni bear fetish. Zuni wolf fetish. Zuni eagle fetish. Zuni fetishes are small carvings made from various materials by the Zuni people. These 1 Traditional description; 2 Materials; 3 Sacredness; 4 Religion as art; 5 Notes; 6 References.
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Description:Realism in carving style is a matter relative to the beliefs of its owner, and the realism in contemporary carving is a product of collector request and demand and the intent of Zuni carvers to raise the level of their art form through participation in the world of contemporary art. These guardians are considered as having protective and healing powers. Each one of these regions contains an order of all the guardian animals, but the "guardian and master" of a particular region is the elder brother to all animals of that region. Most carvers are the recipients of a family tradition and have learned their skill from parents, grand parents, or siblings, and have passed the art to their own children as well. These guardian animals are the same as the original regions with the exception of the coyote, which replaces the bear; and the wildcat or bobcat , which replaces the red badger Cushing,