Dancing bear fetish by Eddington Hannaweeke, pink marble
Zuni fetish carving of a smiling dancing bear, hand-carved by Zuni artist Eddington Hannaweeke, made of pinkish marble, with inlay jet eyes. The necklace is made out of coral, turquoise and heishe. Signed by the artist on the bottom. It measures 2 1/8" tall, 1 3/4" wide at the widest part, and 1 1/8" deep. It balances well on both feet in a cute dancing pose. This artist specializes in cute bears.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes, it symbolizes strength, power, courage, adaptability, and health. White bears have the strongest power and healing. Protector from the west.