Butterflies Bear
Butterflies Bear
Butterflies Bear
Butterflies Bear
Butterflies Bear

Butterflies Bear

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This black bear has butterflies on each side, along with geometric etchings and inlaid turquoise.  He also inlaid turquoise eyes.  Zuni carver, Gerald Peina, did an excellent job with these beautiful etchings on marble. 

Size: 1.625" H x 2.75" L x .75" 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.

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