Black bear fetish by Herbert Halate, black marble
Zuni bear fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Herbert Halate, made of black marble, with inlay turquoise eyes and a medicine bundle on it's back. Signed on the bottom. Measures 1 7/8" tall, 4"wide and 2" deep.
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.