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Donovan Laiwakete carved this beautiful bear from white marble. It has inlaid turquoise eyes and a beautiful heartline of inlaid coral, jet and turquoise. The bundle has an arrowhead carved from black lip mother of pearl, with heishi, clam shell, and turquoise.
Size: 1.5" 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.