Smiling bear fetish by Claudia Peina, shed antler
Standing/smiling bear Zuni fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Claudia Peina, made of shed antler with raised inlay turquoise, and 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.