Tiny Bear
Tiny Bear
Tiny Bear
Tiny Bear

Tiny Bear

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This tiny bear was carved from green turquoise by Antonio Duran.  It has inlaid jet eyes.  The perfect size to fit in a leather neck pouch or a pocket!  More about bears below.

Size: .675" H x 1.125" 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.