Ed Lementino carved this Picasso marble bear with inlaid turquoise eyes. The stone is so beautiful that it looks like a water color to us! The offering bundle has heishi, turquoise, and red coral beads.
Size: 1.25" H x 2.125" L x .675" 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.