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Herbert Halata carved this big walking bear from marble. It has inlaid turquoise eyes and detailed face, paws, and fur. The offering bundle is a long, narrow turquoise. It feels so good in the hand, very strong.
Size: 3.75" L x 1.25" H x 1.25" W
Bears are the guardians of the western gate in Zuni Pueblo. They are associated with healing at all levels, protection, and a reminder to restore oneself during the winter months. In some traditions a part of the bear is rubbed all over infants to imbue them with power, strength, and good health.
Traditionally, Zuni carvings are symbolically fed cornmeal. Each Zuni fetish comes in a box with a descriptive card and a tiny bit of corn meal to tide them over until they reach you.