zf000198Regular price $65.00 Save $-65.00
Herbert Halate carved this smooth jet bear and inlaid turquoise eyes. He gave it a long, thin turquoise on the bundle. As with all of Herbert's carvings, it is long, sleek and smooth.
Size: 1.25" H x 3.25" L x .75" 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.