Darrin Boone carved this strong and beautiful bear from Picasso marble. An inlaid Sunface gleams from the side with mother of pearl, turquoise, red coral, and jet. The bundle is wrapped with sterling silver wire and has a carved mother of pearl arrowhead on top. There are several of these bears and we will select the best one for you - promise!
Size: 1.375" H x 2.5" L x 1.125" 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.