Bear family fetish by Daisy Nastacio
Zuni bear family fetish carving, made from different stones, measuring 2" long, 1 3/8" wide, and 1 1/4" tall, by Zuni artist Daisy Nastacio. The bears are made from blue, brown, and white marble, with inlay silver eyes. The bears are tied together with a medicine bundle made of turquoise beads and an arrowhead made of abalone 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.