Sweet Bear
Sweet Bear
Sweet Bear
Sweet Bear
Sweet Bear

Sweet Bear

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Rickson Kallestewa carved this bear with the sweetest face from alabaster.  It has something between its paws...perhaps a melon?  We love the details of the face and paws and cute tail.  He signed the bottom.

Size: 1.25" H x 2.5" 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.