Carnelian Bison Fetish w/ Fancy Backpacks
You'll want to showcase a beautiful large CARNELIAN bison fetish! Let Navajo artisan Bessie Smith create a one-of-a kind, unique treasure made just for you! Each bear fetish starts with a sinew backpack/strap and then adorned with treasures of your choice of 4 items: Kingman Turquoise, Mother-of-Pearl Shell, Feather, Coral, Ghost beads (juniper berries).
The size of each bear varies but is approximately: L -3 1/2" ; W - 7/8"; H - 2 3/8"; Desert Jasper is a natural stone therefore natural colors and natural design may vary; pics are examples of designs. Provide us with any other information that may help us create your personalized bear fetish.
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. Native Americans 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.
North American Bison – has an indomitable spirit, the thundering of its hooves claiming its power and reign. Native Americans share(d) the lands with the Bison and are quite sacred and respected. They symbolize strength, survival, perseverance, change, adaptability, sacred living, honor, respect, vision, endurance and abundance. The Bison spirit animal is a wise teacher of living in balance with the Great Mother as they have experienced great change and reminds us that change is a constant; everything is always in motion and great cycles have peaks and valleys. If this animal appears in your waking life and in your dreams, it is a good sign that you’re on the right path and reaching your goals; the bison makes you feel strong and powerful from the inside and makes you aware of your own inner strength and powers.
Carnelian from Madagascar - Used in ancient times to protect the dead in their journey to afterlife, Carnelian helps to calm the fears about death and rebirth, bringing serenity and acceptance of the great cycle of life. Carnelian is a powerful Sacral Chakra Stone. It increases personal power and physical energy, gives courage, and boosts creativity and compassion. Wearing or carrying Carnelian can enhance vitality and will, providing higher energy needed when approaching new projects and dreams. Mentally, Carnelian focuses analytical capabilities, and aids meditation by allowing deeper concentration and keeping out interrupting thoughts. Carnelian is useful in making decisions by keeping us focused on the here and now and not on past experiences. Carnelian calms anger and grounds you in reality, while keeping you aware of unconditional Love permeating the Universe. Carnelian encourages initiative and determination. On the home front, Carnelian is useful to keep on hand, especially for the do-it-yourselfer, to prevent accidents. It is also used to protect the home from theft, fire and storm damage.