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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.