Black bear fetish by Corwin Yamutewa, black marble
Zuni bear fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Corwin Yamutewa, made of black marble, with inlay coral. Signed on the bottom. Measures 1 1/2" tall, 2 1/4" long and 3/4" deep. Great stance and wonderful red eyes.
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 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.