Tijilite Bear with Turquoise Heartline
Tijilite Bear with Turquoise Heartline
Tijilite Bear with Turquoise Heartline
Tijilite Bear with Turquoise Heartline
Tijilite Bear with Turquoise Heartline

Tijilite Bear with Turquoise Heartline

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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.