Smiling bear fetish by Claudia Peina, shed antler
Zuni smiling bear fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Claudia Peina, made of shed antler, with inlay jet, turquoise, and coral. Signed on the bottom. This bear stands 1 5/8" tall, 3/4" by 3/4" wide at the base. Very cute smiling bear fetish, characteristic of this artist's style. Colors on the bear's inlay "necklace" may vary slightly from photo.
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.