Ready for Winter Bear
Ready for Winter Bear
Ready for Winter Bear
Ready for Winter Bear
Ready for Winter Bear
Ready for Winter Bear
Ready for Winter Bear

Ready for Winter Bear

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Lynn Quam carved this bear that seems to be very well ready for winter!  He carved it from Mexican onyx that has veins of another dark gray mineral in a couple of places.  It has inlaid turquoise eyes and a heartline on each side.  It feels very, very good in the hand.

Size: 2" H x 2.75" L x .75" 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.

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