Bear fetish by Eddington Hannaweeke with turquoise bolo tie
Fabulous Zuni bear fetish carving, marble, with inlay jet accents. Native American handmade. It is 2"wide, 3 5/8" tall, and 1 3/4"deep. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Eddington Hannaweeke, and it is signed on the bottom EH. He even made the turquoise bolo tie for the bear. It is turquoise, silver and cord. Very nicely done and unusual. The bear has a unique and artistic flare that Eddington has captured in this piece.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes, it symbolizes strength, power, courage, adaptability, and health. Protector from the west.