zf000763Regular price $52.00 Save $-52.00
This strong black bear is definitely on his way somewhere! Its head is slightly turned as if it heard something. The eyes are bright blue turquoise, and the offering bundle tied on the back is also bright blue turquoise. It feels very good in the hand.
Size: 1.25" H x 3.125" L x 1.5" 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.