Forest Bear
Forest Bear
Forest Bear
Forest Bear
Forest Bear
Forest Bear

Forest Bear

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This Forest Bear was carved by Lynn Quam from Zuni Pueblo.  The stone is beautiful with shades of forest green and interesting patterns.  The greens transition to browns with depth.  The bright blue turquoise eyes appear to be tranquilly looking at something.  It feels very good in the hand.

Size: 3.5" L x 1.675" H 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.1

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