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Tyrone Poncho carved this bear from serpentine. It has the sweetest face with turquoise eyes. The offering bundle has a rainbow calsilica arrowhead wrapped with heishi, salmon coral and turquoise beads.
Size: 1.75" H x 2" L x 1" 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.