Lance Deysee carved this bear from marble and inlaid jet eyes. It has a long neck as if it is trying to listen attentively. The bundle has an abalone arrowhead that sits on red coral, with a turquoise on top.
Size: 1.25" H x 1.5" L x .5" 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.