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Mother of Pearl Stewart Quandelacy Medicine Bear Fetish Zuni Indian Shell Animal Carving

Zuni Fetish Gallery

Mother of Pearl Stewart Quandelacy Medicine Bear Fetish

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$ 139.99

Iconic Stewart Quandelacy medicine bear fetish Hand Carved from gold lip mother of pearl shell with turquoise inlaid heart line and eyes. 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, 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 the "medicine bear," this highly stylized bear fetish with its zigzag inlaid heartline. Stewart is a rancher as well as a famous artist and is a very private man most comfortable staying out of the public eye and letting his wife Priscilla Lasiloo (a good carver in her own right) handle the business end of his carving. Order this classic Zuni medicine bear fetish and experience the magic of owning an original Stewart Quandelacy work of art. 2 3/8" wide- 2 1/4" tall- 3/8" thick (base). 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee.

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