zf001062Regular price $34.00 Save $-34.00
Tim Lemontino carved this polar bear who appears to be seeing far into the distance. We wonder what it sees? It is carved from translucent onyx with a black jet nose and bight blue turquoise eyes. The claws are detailed.
Size: 1.675" H x .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.