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Everett Pino carved this bear from serpentine, also called "fish rock". It has an inlaid jet heartline which indicates the spirit moving to the heart. He wrapped it in sterling silver to wear as a pendant. More about bears below.
Size: 1.5" H x 2.25" L x .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.