Awesome medicine bear fetish Hand Carved from Leopard Skin Jasper with turquoise inlaid heartline and eyes. Bears are associated with strength, healing, and self-knowledge and are thought to lighten emotional burdens. Stewart is the son of Ellen and Dixie Quandelacy and was born in 1949. He started carving in grade school, as did most of his brothers and sisters (Andres, Avery, Barlow, Sandra, Dickie, Wilmer, Faye, 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. Buy this bear now and discover the magic and mystery of owning a Zuni medicine bear. 1 7/8" wide- 1 3/4" tall- 3/8" thick (base). 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.