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Claudia Peina (Kallestewa). Zuni Fetish Carver.
This bear has decorative dots on the front and back of the neck, it stands on it's right leg.
I usually carry a variety of her bears from very small to very large. Click on her name to see what else I may have posted.
Claudia is best known for her Corn Maidens, happy or dancing Bears, and Frogs.
Bears are among the most important animals to all Native Americans and have a special place in the Zuni fetish tradition. Both physically and spiritually, they are considered very powerful. The Zuni name for bear is "clumsy foot" most likely due to their somewhat odd gait. If you have ever been around a bear you will know that it would be a grave error to confuse "clumsy" with slow; bears are NOT slow.
Signed: CP Z
Herbert Him. Zuni Fetish Carver Special piece with bears front, back, and top by noted carver Herbert Him. This is one 6.2oz substantial piece of turquoise; not something you often see. Many...
Abby Quam, Zuni Remember to check the dimensions - the photos are extreme close-ups. Combine purchases to reach $100 for free shipping Length: 1-13/16" Width: 5/8" Height: 1" Weight: 1.1oz/31gr/0.07lbs Signed: AQ 051020
Ephraim Chavez, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico, USA Nice curvature to this piece and features the turquoise dot accents found in some of Ephraim's pieces. It shows the influence of Herbert...
Jamie Homer, Zuni I'm not sure of Jamie's lineage but I suspect he is part of the younger generation of the Leekya Deyuse family. This style of this bear falls...