Large dancing bear by Claudia Peina, antler with turquoise and coral
Large Zuni dancing bear fetish, hand-carved by Zuni artist Claudia Peina, made of shed antler, with inlay jet, turquoise, coral, and tiger's eye. Signed on the bottom. This bear is much larger than our other dancing bear fetishes, 7 3/4" tall, 6" wide, and 2 1/2" deep. This is a cute singing bear, in Claudia Peina's style, but larger than her typical singing bears. She was inspired by the natural shape of the antler when she carved it.
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.