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Enrike Leekya carved the big bear from travertine and the little bear from gold-lip Mother of Pearl. They both have inlaid turquoise eyes and noses, and detailed faces, and tails. The little bear has an offering of a turquoise arrowhead and stands on the offering of a black-lip Mother of Pearl arrowhead.
Size: 2.25" H x 2.875" L x .875" 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.