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Kenny Chavez carved this strong standing bear from travertine. He inlaid silver eyes and a bold silver heartline. It appears to be searching the heavens...perhaps for a sign? More about bears below.
Size: 2.25" H x 1.875" L x .25" 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.