Zuni Brown Bear Fetish


A brecciated jasper carving believed to symbolize strength, courage and adaptability


Why We Love This

In Native American culture, the bear fetish is believed to be a healing tool when faced with transition. The bear’s wisdom is said to help us realize the potential power we possess when in solitude and introspection. Delicately carved from semi-precious stone, we love the rich history of this natural object.


The worship of animals is an ancient way to connect to higher spiritual powers of the natural world as well as continue the traditions of Native American cultures. The fetish, an animal carving made from semi-precious stone, originates with the Zuni tribe and is considered a tool beneficial to wellbeing. It is believed that an animal’s spirit lies within the stone, so its shape suggests which animal form will be carved from it. The bear is believed to have the power to heal and transform passion into wisdom. It is a symbol for the parallel between sorrow and the natural state of hibernation, when retreating from the outer world is necessary to focus more energy on inner processes for successful and easy transition.

Additional information

Weight 4.8 oz
Dimensions 3.25 × 1.5 × 1 in


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