Bear fetish by Stewart Quandelacy, turquoise
Zuni Bear fetish, hand-carved by famous Zuni artist Stewart Quandelacy. The bear is made of turquiose, with inlay turquoise heart line and eyes. It measures 1 1/2" tall, 2 3/4" wide, and 5/8" deep. The artist Stewart Quandelacy is from a famous Zuni fetish carving family, and he is known for his bears.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes, it symbolizes strength, power, courage, adaptability, and health. Protector from the west. With White bears having the most power.