A nice smaller Gibbs piece. There are Zuni fetishes for sale in many exclusive boutiques in the southwest and rock art is a staple of Native American art available at a discount on the internet. When in New Mexico, you should eat like we New Mexicans eat! The vase is beautiful! Raccoon — Bandit, shy, resourcefulness Ram — Sense of self worth, assures an increase in flocks. Great contrast in the piece. This bunny is ready to hop!
Native American Zuni Fetishes
Yellow mountain to the north, blue mountain to the west, red mountain to the south, white mountain to the east, the multi-colored mountain above, and the black mountain below. Many believe the strong heart makes them dominant and therefore, survivors; the hunter rather than the hunted. Mole — Amplifies connection with the earth, protector of the crops. If a mole fetish is in residence, it is usually kept in a leather bag because it doesn't like light. A bear the most sacred fetish for the Zuni represents healing, protection, strength, and mothering. Grounding, Realising Goals, Foresight, Guardianship.
The Zuni Guardians And Their Meanings
North Yellow such as Dolomite, Yellow Calcite, etc. Protective or healing animals include: Each is symbolic of a direction and has its own specific color. A fetish may be signed by the carver, or not. Many mystical traditions, particularly Shamanism, connect the bear with magical power. Throughout the world Bear symbolism and meaning ties to courage and strength in the face of difficulty.
Inlaid turquoise eyes and heartline. Black marble bear Zuni Fetishes A handsome black marble bear with inlaid turquoise eyes by an unidentified artist. The charming turtle has inlaid turquoise eyes as well as a spot on the back of its shell. As unlikely as it may seem, this is not the first moose carving we have seen by a Zuni carver. Their native language is unique and bears no relationship to any other language in the world.