Bear fetish by Jayne Quam
Zuni fetish bear, made from a ammonite fossilized stone with inlay stones, including turquoise, serpentine, jasper, marble, shell, and various stones. It is 1 3/4" tall, 4" long and 3/4" wide. This fetish was handmade by Zuni artist Jayne Quam, and signed on the bottom. Jayne Quam is known for her detailed inlay work on her fetishes, and her creative use of shells in her inlay.
The bear is one of the most popular fetishes. It is a protective fetish and symbolizes healing, strength, power, courage, and adaptability.