nzf002050Regular price $126.00 Save $-126.00
This chubby black bear seems well fed and ready for winter. It was carved from shiny jet by Cheryl Beyuka with inlaid turquoise eyes. The beautiful offering bundle has turquoise, red coral, fresh water pearls, onyx, and hematite beads. Signed on the bottom. More about bears below.
Size: 1.125" H x 2" 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.