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Darrin Boone carved this strong and beautiful bear from Picasso marble. He inlaid a sunface on the side mother of pearl, turquoise, red coral, and jet. The bundle is wrapped with sterling silver wire and has a carved mother of pearl arrowhead on top. There are several of these bears and we will select the best one for you.
Size: 1.375" H x 2.5" 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.