zf000720Regular price $44.00 Save $-44.00
This little bear is stretching its neck out to look at something ahead. Jimmy Yawakia made it from soft blue angelite, and inlaid two different kinds of turquoise for the heartline. He also inlaid coral eyes. The back left leg is a bit shorter than the others, and you will be able to see the rough stone underneath. It feels very good in the hand!
Size: 1.125" H x 2.5" 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.