Bear fetish by Corwin Yamutewa, serpentine
Bear fetish by Corwin Yamutewa, made of serpentine with inlay jet. The fetish is 1 3/8" tall, 1 5/8" long, and 3/4" wide. The artist Corwin Yamutewa is a firefighter and he only carves in the off season, so he doesn't produce as many fetishes, making his carvings more valuable.
The bear is a protective fetish and symbolizes healing, strength, power, courage, and adaptability.