Turning With The Sun Bear
Turning With The Sun Bear
Turning With The Sun Bear
Turning With The Sun Bear
Turning With The Sun Bear

Turning With The Sun Bear

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This big marble bear made by Lynn Quam is turning...maybe to see someone coming?  It has a turquoise and jet inlaid Sunface with a catlinite mouth on each side.  Surrounding the Sunface are eight inlaid turquoise dots, also on both sides.  It is so smooth and feels very good in the hand.

Size: 2.5" H x 3.25" L x 1.75" 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.