Jasper Bear Fetish
You'll want to showcase this large desert jasper bear fetish! Display this beautiful fetish adorned with a backpack of coral, magnesite, a mother-of-pearl-shell, a feather and tied to the back with sinew; crafted by Navajo artisan Bessie Smith.
Fetishes are believed to hold magical powers and protect the owner or craftsmen from various problems of mind or body. Some believe that their mystical powers can even protect against problems of the universe. It is also believed that the care a fetish receives is directly proportional to the protection it will provide. Indians believe that fetishes must be properly cared for. Smaller fetishes are given offerings of cornmeal and kept in special turquoise encrusted fetish pots or pouches. Often fetishes are adorned with turquoise, arrowheads and feathers. These are offerings to the fetish for gifts received or anticipated.
The bear is associated with great strength, power, healing and self-knowledge. He is the great protector, the "sacred bear" He is a spiritual guide and also carries within him supernatural powers. Bear is a powerful healing fetish.
L -3 1/4" ; W - 7/8"; H - 2 3/8"
- This Polychrome Jasper (also called Desert Jasper) is from Madagascar. It was discovered by geologists in 2006. Jasper, a form of chalcedony, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color. Blue is rare. This mineral breaks with a smooth surface, and is used for ornamentation or as a gemstone. It can be highly polished and is used for vases, seals, and at one time for snuff boxes. When the colors are in stripes or bands, it is called striped or banded jasper. Polychrome Jasper is a stone that’s strongly connected to the Fire element, and it embodies passion, exuberance, vibrancy, vitality, action, and creativity; it also has very strong grounding, centering, and stabilizing energies that will deepen and strengthen your connection to Mother Earth. If you want more passion, emotion, or action in all aspects of your life, it will help you achieve this very easily. Polychrome Jasper has an energy that’s potent and alive. It’s a stone that will feed your energy and revitalize your life. It will help you find a way to change a part of your life or an aspect of yourself to a more desirable state. Its healing energies will show you new paths and help you discover new approaches that will make you gain what you most desire in your life. Polychrome Jasper possesses earth power, and it will support you in finding new relationships that will bring out the best in you.
- Bamboo coral
- Turquoise magnesite
- White Shell