zf002030Regular price $140.00 Save $-140.00
This family of five while onyx bears were carved by Tim Lementino. They are bundled together with their love for one another. Each one has inlaid turquoise eyes and an offering bundle of turquoise and heishi beads. "TL" engraved on the bottom.
Size: 1.5" H x 2" L x 2" 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.