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Is it a polar bear or a spirit bear? You get to decide. Tim Lementino carved this white marble bear and inlaid jet eyes and gave it a black nose. The bundle has heishi and turquoise beads. He carved the toes on each of the paws. It's a good looking bear!
Size: 1.125" H x 2.675" L x .625" W
Is it a polar bear or a spirit bear? You get to choose! 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.