zf00631Regular price $82.00 Save $-82.00
This Beautiful Bear was carved by Alex Tsethlikai from Mexican onyx with inlaid turquoise eyes. Its face, paws, and tail are all detailed. The offering bundle is a long, narrow azurite and malachite arrowhead with heishi and beads on top. It feels good in the hand! More about bears below.
Size: 1.375" H x 2.5" L x .675" 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.