Dancing Bear (Small) Fetish by Claudia Peina Zuni Fetish
Bear (Anshe) fetishes are the symbol of great curative abilities. One of the most important symbols of Southwestern pueblo societies, the Bear is associated with strength, self-knowledge and healing. Usually carved with little or no tails but quite a range of body shapes. Protective Animal of the West.
Antler, Jet, Turquoise & Coral (Deer were not harmed - Elk and deer shed their antlers each year.)
This larger dancing bear balances perfectly and measures 1.75" tall, 1.5" wide and 0.5" deep.
This bear fetish was carved at Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico by the artist, Claudia Peina.