Contemplative Bear
Contemplative Bear
Contemplative Bear
Contemplative Bear
Contemplative Bear
Contemplative Bear

Contemplative Bear

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This tiny contemplative bear is from a collection that we purchased over 15 years ago and rediscovered during our move.  So sorry, but we can't remember who the carver is.  It is carved from dolomite and has inlaid turquoise eyes.  It is small enough to fit in a small pouch like the one shown which is available here.

Size: .875" H x .25" W x 1.675" L

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.