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This attentive bear has a very alert stance. It was carved by Bill Tsikewa, Sr. from serpentine and has white eyes. The beautiful offering bundle has a pink mussel shell arrowhead wrapped with heishi, turquoise and coral. It feels very good in the hand! More about bears below.
Size: 1.5" H x 2.25" L x .75" 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.