Happy Bear with Purple Corn Pot
Happy Bear with Purple Corn Pot
Happy Bear with Purple Corn Pot
Happy Bear with Purple Corn Pot
Happy Bear with Purple Corn Pot
Happy Bear with Purple Corn Pot
Happy Bear with Purple Corn Pot
Happy Bear with Purple Corn Pot

Happy Bear with Purple Corn Pot

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Rickson Kallestewa carved this bear from alabaster.  The pot has a real purple corn kernal in it, and has a Kokopelli, rain cloud, and butterfly on it.  The paws, eyes, nostrils, and mouth are detailed.  It has a mother of pearl arrowhead tied onto the offering bundle.  "RK", "Zuni NM", and "2018" are carved into the bottom.

Size: 2" H x 2.75" L x 1" 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.