Smooth Jet Black Bear
Smooth Jet Black Bear
Smooth Jet Black Bear
Smooth Jet Black Bear
Smooth Jet Black Bear

Smooth Jet Black Bear

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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.