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This fat and happy bear was carved Delvin Leekya from travertine, also called Zuni rock. Delvin gave it bright blue inlaid turquoise eyes, detailed ears, and a smile. The bundle is a carved green snail shell arrowhead, and has a bit of pink mussel shell on top.
Size: 2" H x 2.5" L x 1.275" 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.