Zuni Peter Gasper Carved Bear
Zuni Peter Gasper Carved Bear
Zuni Peter Gasper Carved Bear
Zuni Fetishes

Zuni Peter Gasper Carved Bear

$175.00

Zuni Peter Gasper Carved Bear
Zuni Peter Gasper Carved Bear from Picasso marble w turquoise eyes & an offering bundle of shell, coral and turquoise. Bear is a great healer.

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Zuni Peter Gasper Carved Bear

Zuni Carved Bear Fetish by Peter Gasper Jr.

This substantial bear was carved from Picasso marble with turquoise eyes and an offering bundle of shell, coral and turquoise. Bear is the guardian of the West. Bear is associated with great strength and is considered a powerful healer.

These bundles are offerings that the animal spirit will carry to the gods on behalf of the owner of the fetish. However, it is said that only the pure of heart will be able to stir the spirits with any true power.

Dimensions:

4.75 in. long x 2.5 in. tall

SKU

Peter Gasper Jr.–6300

What are Zuni Fetish?

Zuni Fetish are carved into different animals and supernatural spirits, each a significant symbol to the Zuni people. The animals and spirits depicted through these fetishes were believed to have certain characteristics that could be transferred into the carvings themselves. If you owned a fetish, you would then inherit the respective properties that your fetish represents. However, until the carving is blessed by a Zuni spiritual leader, it remains an intricately carved piece of art. Read about Zuni Fetish

The animals are sometimes depicted with bundles of shells, stones, arrowheads, feathers and other symbolic elements. These bundles are offerings that the animal spirit will carry to the gods on behalf of the owner of the fetish. However, it is said that only the pure of heart will be able to stir the spirits with any true power.

Though many Native American Indian tribes use fetishes, the Zuni are recognized to be the most gifted and prolific carvers of these fascinating artifacts. If you are unable to find a particular Zuni fetish here, just email us.

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