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We can imagine what this bear is saying with its mouth slightly open! "Hey you" comes to mind. Delvin Leekya carved it from travertine and inlaid turquoise eyes...yes, to see you better. The offering bundle is an abalone arrowhead with turquoise on top. Its jet feet are grounded to Mother Earth. More about bears below.
Size: 2.25" H x 3" L x 1" 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.