zf-000718Regular price $162.00 Save $-162.00
Kenric Laiwakete carved this stunning bear from an extraordinary piece of flourite. The flourite looks purple in some light, and glows raspberry with light shined through it. There is a place in the back that flows yellow, and has gold flashes on the side without the heartlines. The two heartlines are inlaid turquoise, as are the eyes. It is very smooth and feels very good in the hand.
Size: 1.5" H x 2.125" L x 2.375" 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.