This polar bear family was carved from ice alabaster by Ed Lementino. The stone is beautiful, and light shines through it. The eyes are inlaid jet, and the offering bundle has clam shell beads and two turquoise nugget beads. The baby on top leans slightly as if it is yearning to see something that it can't quite make out. What a sweet family!
Size: 1.5" H x 1.75" L x 1" W
In the Zuni tradition badgers are the guardians of the south. Badgers are fierce, you would not want to mess with one! They are creatures of both the world underground where their dens are, and the world on Mother Earth’s belly where they live during the day to hunt.
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.