Artful Bear
Artful Bear
Artful Bear
Artful Bear
Artful Bear
Artful Bear
Artful Bear

Artful Bear

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Ed Lementino carved this Picasso marble bear with inlaid turquoise eyes.  The stone is so beautiful that it looks like a water color to us!  The offering bundle has heishi, turquoise, and red coral beads.

Size: 1.25" H x 2.125" L x .675" 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.