Earth Bear
Earth Bear
Earth Bear
Earth Bear
Earth Bear

Earth Bear

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Taylor Gia carved this bear from chrysocolla with brown inclusions.  The colors are the colors of Mother Earth from space.  She inlaid lapis eyes, and an offering bundle of a mother of pearl arrowhead.

Size: .75" H x 1" L x .25" 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.