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 3/4" tall, 3 1/8" wide and 1 1/2" 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.