Bear fetish with medicine bundle by Herbert Halate, jet
Black bear Zuni fetish, made by Zuni artist Herbert Halate, made of black jet with natural turquoise inlay eyes, and a natural turquoise arrowhead medicine bundle. It measures 1 1/2" tall, 2 1/4" wide, and 7/8" deep. Artist's signature is on the bottom.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes, it symbolizes strength, power, courage, adaptability, and health. Protector from the west. Medicine bundles are offerings to the animal's spirit that amplify the powers of the fetish.