Bear fetish by Stewart Quandelacy, mother of pearl shell
Zuni Bear fetish, hand-carved by famous Zuni artist Stewart Quandelacy. The bear is made of mother of pearl shell, with inlay turquoise eyes and heart line. It stands on a piece of stone with turquoise pieces. It measures 1 3/4" tall, 2" wide, and 7/8" deep. The artist Stewart Quandelacy is from a famous Zuni fetish carving family, and he is known for his bears.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes, it symbolizes strength, power, courage, adaptability, and health. Protector from the west.