Bear fetish holding fish by Andres Quandelacy, jet and turquoise
Black bear with fish in its mouth fetish carving by Andres Quandelacy. The bear is just under 1 1/8" tall, 1 3/4" long, and 1/2" wide, made of black jet with inlay turquoise eyes, and it has a lot of incised detail on the fur. It has a carved fish in its mouth, made of turquoise. A fun and unique Zuni bear fetish.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes. It is a protective fetish and symbolizes healing, strength, power, courage, and adaptability.