Bear with Arrowhead Bundle
Bear with Arrowhead Bundle
Bear with Arrowhead Bundle
Bear with Arrowhead Bundle
Bear with Arrowhead Bundle
Bear with Arrowhead Bundle
Bear with Arrowhead Bundle

Bear with Arrowhead Bundle

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Zuni carver, Jonathan Natewa carved this tijilite (we think!) bear and inlaid turquoise eyes.  He carved a dolomite arrowhead for the offering bundle. Signed "JN' and "Zuni" on the bottom of the front feet.

Size: 2" H x 2.25" L x .5" 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.