zf000527Regular price $54.00 Save $-54.00
Daisy Natewa carved this big bear and little bear and bundled them together with heishi and turquoise. The both have shiny inlaid sterling silver eyes. The big bear is carved from white marble, and the little bear is carved from Picasso marble. We love how their faces are nuzzled into one another.
Size: 1.125" H x 1.875" L x 1.125" 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.