Mother bear with baby bear by Claudia Peina, shed antler
Zuni Mother bear fetish with baby bear, hand-carved by Zuni artist Claudia Peina, made of shed antler, with inlay jet, turquoise, and coral. Signed on the bottom. This bear stands 3 3/8" tall, 1 1/4" wide at widest part, by 5/8" deep. Very cute bear fetish, with its mouth smiling, characteristic of this artist's style. Inlay turquoise and coral accents.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes, it symbolizes strength, power, courage, adaptability, and health. Protector from the west.