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Bear - Bumblebee Jasper by Daphne Quam (Zuni)

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Price: $79.00
Item Number: RKF0074
This rounded bear is carved of a beautiful piece of bumblebee jasper and has an arrowhead gift made of pink mussel shell with a nugget of turquoise upon its back, tied on with synthetic sinew. Made by Zuni fetish carver Daphne Quam.

Fetish carvings are made in numerous styles and materials and are representative of a vast array of animals and figures since artists and carvers have become more creative and varied. Carving fetishes has developed into one of the most collectible art forms of the Zuni Tribe today. Fetishes are still made and used in homes, for special purposes and religious ceremony. They originally came from the belief that when a stone resembled a certain animal, the power of that animal resided in the stone. Sometimes after finding such a stone, carving a bit of the stone to bring out more of the animal resemblance was done. 

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2 1/2" X 1 3/4"

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