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This itty bitty alabaster bear was carved by Peter Gasper. He inlaid bright blue turquoise eyes, carved a mouth, ears, and a bushy detailed tail. The bundle has a carved black-lip mother of pearl arrowhead, with heishi, a tiny turquoise and red bead. This little bear may by small, but it seems pretty mighty to us!
Size: 1" H x 1.75" L x .5" 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.