Smiling bear fetish by Claudia Peina, shed antler
Standing/happy bear Zuni fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Claudia Peina, made of shed antler with inlay jet face and claws. Signed on the bottom. It measures 2" tall, 3/4" wide, and 3/4" deep.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes, it symbolizes strength, power, courage, adaptability, and health. Protector from the west. The white bear is suppose to have stronger healing powers because of its rarity.