zf00825Regular price $149.00 Save $-149.00
Andres Quandelacy created this lucky fishing bear with a turquoise fish in its mouth. It is carved from shimmering gold lip Mother of Pearl. It has inlaid bright blue turquoise eyes, and the fur is beautifully detailed all the way around.
Size: 1" H x 1.75" L x .375" 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.