This Zuni Bear Fetish, by artist Michael Mahooty, was carved from Sodalite. The whites and browns within the blue Sodalite add texture and movement to the Bear.
The Bear is one of the strongest Fetishes and is known as The Healer. The Prayer Bundle on his back acts as an offering to the higher spirits and increases his healing powers.
Michael Mahooty is a well known Fetish Carver and comes from a long line of Zuni Carvers.