zf00687Regular price $44.00 Save $-44.00
This chubby little bear was carved by Ed Lementino from dyed howlite. We love the dark gray matrix. It looks like it will definitely survive a long cold winter! Perfect for a little leather bag to go with you everywhere.
Size: .75" H x 1.5" 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.