Bear fetish by Eddington Hannaweeke with coral bolo tie
Zuni bear fetish carving by Eddington Hannaweeke, made of turquoise, with inlay coral eyes. Native American handmade. It is 1 1/4" wide, 2" 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 bolo tie for the bear. It is coral, 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.