Marble Bear Family of Five
Marble Bear Family of Five
Marble Bear Family of Five
Marble Bear Family of Five
Marble Bear Family of Five
Marble Bear Family of Five
Marble Bear Family of Five

Marble Bear Family of Five

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Each of these five white marble bears has an adorable face!  Zuni carver, Tim Lementino, inlaid blue turquoise eyes in the faces of the entire family.  The mouths of each bear is open, some are open more than others.  This family of bears is bound together with heishi and turquoise beads.  Even their little tails are adorable.

Size: 1.125" H x 1.5" L x 1.975" 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.