Burt Awelagte, Zuni, carved this wonderful bear fetish with an offering. The bear has an offering bundle of a mother of pearl arrowhead, coral, turquoise, penshell enwrapped in sinew. The bear has inlaid turquoise eyes and is 4 7/8" in length by 2 1/2" tall and 1 3/8" in width. He is signed by the artist. Beautiful gemstone speciamen and a nice sized table fetish.
Burt is from the Othole family of carvers from Zuni. His style is towards the traditional with arrowheads and bundle offerings. "Abstract and unique is also a characteric of my creations."
The offering is a symbol to the fetish for providing protection, good luck, peace and harmony for the beholder. The bear is one of the directional fetishes and is the Guardian fetish of the West, and is know for healing fetish, strength in the face of adversity and inner power to perceive ones present circumstances.
"Wildhorse" magnesite is usually found in sedimentary beds from a hydrothermal or hot water alteration of serpentine. It is a magnesite mixed with hematite in the simplest terms. "Wild horse" is a relatively newcomer stone being used in Native American jewelry and by fetish carvers that is mined in the Gila Wilderness area in southern Arizona. Its chocolate-brown color wit off-white spots resembles that of an appaloosa horse thus so it is often called Appaloosa or Crazy Horse magnesite.
Your purchase is completely Satisfaction Guaranteed. You may return any item for your money back for the price of the item or exchange for any item within 30 days. We want you to be happy! Your purchase of our Native American jewelry is 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We ask that when someone needs to return something that it is returned within 30 days of receipt and in original condition. You will receive a 100% refund of the price of the item. No questions asked! You may also exchange any item purchased from us. Free shipping back to you on exchanges of equal value or more. Christmas gifts ordered in November and December can be exchanged or returned through January 10th.
We ship via U.S. Priority Mail or UPS with insurance in the continental. U.S. Shipping is a $8.00 flat rate. Express Mail 2 Day is available for a flat rate of $23.95. We now offer FedEx 2nd Day for a flate rate of 19.50 and Fed Ex over night shipping for a flat rate of $42.00. Online orders received before 9:00 am Mountain time will be shipped out that day and should arrive by Fed Ex overnight the next afternoon.
Yes, we can ship internationally. Countries we ship to are listed below. If your country is not listed please email us. We do not ship to the continent of Africa. Two options are provided at the checkout of shopping cart: USPS International Priority Mail with insurance $38.00 and USPS International Express Mail With Insurance @ $53.00. We can also ship 1st class mail internationally for $11.50 but please note insurance is not available. Please note on order if you would like this option. The buyer is responsible for all customs and duties. If you would like your order sent as a gift and invoice sent separately - please note this in the comment field of checkout.
Orders over $500.00 may be asked to scan and email the following verification: 1. driver's license or passport 2. signature
Canada, Australia, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Finland, Austria, Japan, Luxembourg, Singapore, Switzerland, Scotland, New Zealand
This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!