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The better to see you with! Yes, Lance Deysee gave this white marble bear large turquoise eyes. He made a beautiful bundle with a carved lapis arrowhead, a shell shaped like a leaf, all tied together with shell, red spiny oyster, and silver beads. Is it a polar bear or a spirit bear? You get to choose!
Size: 2.975" H x 2.75" 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.