acquired from a member of the Seminole Nation Tribe. I was told that this pair of earrings was handcrafted by Native American Navajo silversmiths.
The idea of power animals or totems is a vital part of many indigenous societies. Such animals are considered to be helpers who can be prayed to and asked for assistance when one is in need.
The carving of fetishes is common to all Southwestern Native North American tribes. The carvers pray over their creations. This is believed to release a power connected to the animal which has been carved. This power helps the carver to find the solution to a problem. Bear: Inner Wisdom
Turquoise: ability to enroll others in one's dreams.
Fetish Bear Dangle Pierced Earrings
Markings/Maker: Sterling $
Metal: Sterling Silver
Accents: Turquoise Center stones; 3 dimensional bears
Condition: Estate Perfect; one hook needs to be shaped, these seem to never of been worn
Size: each Bear is Approx. 3/4" x 3/4" and the length with the hook
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