Matchless Stewart Quandelacy medicine bear fetish Hand Carved from Fire Mountain Rhyolie with an inlaid turquoise heart line and eyes. Bears are associated with strength, introspection, self knowledge, healing and the power of the soul and they are also thought to lighten emotional burdens. Stewart is the son of Ellen and Dixie Quandelacy born in 1949. He started carving in grade school, as did most of his brothers and sisters (Andres, Avery, Barlow, Sandra, Dickie, Wilmer, Faye, and Georgia Quandelacy, and Albenita Yunie). After Naval service in Vietnam, Stewart began carving regularly, starting with stringing fetishes and then progressing to standing fetishes. In the 1970s, he originated and subsequently became famous for his "medicine bear" this highly stylized bear fetish with a zigzag inlaid heartline. Order this healing bear now and discover the magic of a Zuni medicine bear fetish. 2 7/8" wide- 2 1/4" tall- 1/2" thick (base). 100% money back satisfaction guarantee.