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Ben Bacy carved this bear from pink marble. It has a beautiful turquoise heartline that extends into the mouth, and turquoise eyes. The bundle has two turquoise and one coral bead. Just because its tiny does not mean it isn't mighty!
Size: .75" H x 1.25" 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.
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.