Zuni Bear Fetish
Snow Quartz Bear with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Heartline.
One of the guardian animals of the six directions. The bear: West.
Bear is a powerful healing fetish. All bear fetishes are powerful but the white bear is the most powerful medicine bear, Bears also symbolize Power, Strength, and courage.
The heartline symbol is often found on the Zuni tribe fetish drawings of animals refer to. It represents the breath as the life force of the animal. The heartline is depicted as an inlaid line in the shape of an arrow. This arrow is called the heartline. The heartline begins at the mouth where breath gives life and points to the soul, or spirit, where faith and inner strength preside.
Length: 2-1/2" x 1-1/4" tall
Weight: 39.7 grams