zf000326Regular price $195.00 Save $-195.00
Zuni carver, Stewart Quandelacy, carved this bear from a gorgeous piece of tijilite stone. He then inlaid turquoise eyes and a lightening bolt heartline. This bear feels very good in the hand.
Size: 2.175" H x 2.25" L x .5" 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.