Sunny Bear
Sunny Bear
Sunny Bear
Sunny Bear
Sunny Bear
Sunny Bear

Sunny Bear

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Darrin Boone carved this bear from jet and inlaid a sunface on the side.  The sunface is inlaid with red coral, jet, mother of pearl, and turquoise.  The eyes in inlaid turquoise. The offering bundle has a mother of pearl arrowhead wrapped with silver wire.

Size: .75" H x 1.5" L x .375" 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.