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Michael Mahooty carved these two bears in love from the same stone which we think is jasper and has tiny seams of quartz crystals. They have inlaidturquoise eyes, with an offering bundle of black arrowheads, turquoise, and clam shell beads.
Size: 2" H x 3" L x 2.75"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.