Sleek Black Bear
Sleek Black Bear
Sleek Black Bear
Sleek Black Bear
Sleek Black Bear

Sleek Black Bear

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Such a sleek, smooth little black bear.  Herbert Halate carved it from jet and inlaid turquoise eyes.  The offering bundle is beautiful turquoise with brown matrix.  It feels very good in the hand.

Size: 1" H x 1.75" 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.