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Howlite Medicine Bear by Fernando Laiwakete - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Fernando Laiwakete

Howlite Medicine Bear by Fernando Laiwakete

$ 60.00

A howlite medicine bear with a pale green tint and turquoise inlaid eyes carved by Fernando Laiwakete. Fernando has added a turquoise heart line that leads to a clam shell, apple coral, jet and turquoise Zuni sun face. A gold-lip arrowhead is perched on top of the bear's back with turquoise, coral and melon shell beads holding it in place along with pen and melon shell heishi. The medicine bear shape is thought to resemble a cave opening - depicting a bear coming out of hibernation and the pose is the bear sniffing the ground for healing herbs. The bear is endowed with curative powers, strength, adaptability and courage - powers that can influence both the spiritual & physical realm.
Artist: Fernando Laiwakete (signed)
Size: 2-1/8 in. long x 3/4 in. wide x 1-5/8 in. tall

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