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This family of five while marble bears were carved by Tim Lementino. Each one has inlaid turquoise eyes and an offering bundle of turquoise and heishi beads.
Size: 1.125" H x 1.5" L x 1.25" 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.