Contemplative Bear
Contemplative Bear
Contemplative Bear
Contemplative Bear
Contemplative Bear
Contemplative Bear
Contemplative Bear

Contemplative Bear

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Herbert Halate carved this contemplative bear from a beautiful piece of cedar.  The bear is looking down as if deep in thought.  It has bright blue inlaid turquoise eyes, and an offering bundle of a long thin turquoise.  It is so smooth and feels very good in the hand.

Size: 2" H x 3.5" 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.