Bear family fetish by Daisy Nastacio, multi stone
Zuni bear family fetish carving, made from different stones, measuring 2 1/4" wide, 1 1/2" deep, and 1 1/4" tall, by Zuni artist Daisy Nastacio. The bears are made from blue, brown, and pink marble, with inlay silver eyes. The bears are tied together with a medicine bundle made of turquoise beads and heishe shell. Signed on the bottom.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes. It is a protective fetish and symbolizes healing, strength, power, courage, and adaptability.
The medicine bundle is an offering to the animal's spirit that amplifies the power of the fetish.