Black Jet Bear
Black Jet Bear
Black Jet Bear
Black Jet Bear
Black Jet Bear
Black Jet Bear
Black Jet Bear

Black Jet Bear

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Herb Halate carved this strong bear from jet.  He inlaid bright blue turquoise eyes and made a beautiful offering bundle with a long, narrow turquoise stone.  The fur is detailed all around.  And, it is so smooth!

Size: 1.25" H x 2.75" 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.