Blue-eyed Bear
Blue-eyed Bear
Blue-eyed Bear
Blue-eyed Bear
Blue-eyed Bear
Blue-eyed Bear

Blue-eyed Bear

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The better to see you with!  Yes, Lance Deysee gave this white marble bear large turquoise eyes.  He made a beautiful bundle with a carved lapis arrowhead, a shell shaped like a leaf, all tied together with shell, red spiny oyster, and silver beads.  Is it a polar bear or a spirit bear? You get to choose!

Size: 2.975" H x 2.75" L x 1" 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.