Engraved Marble Bear
Engraved Marble Bear
Engraved Marble Bear
Engraved Marble Bear
Engraved Marble Bear
Engraved Marble Bear

Engraved Marble Bear

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Zuni carver, Jonathan Natewa, carved this bear out of black marble and inlaid turquoise eyes.   He etched a sunface, feathers, Kokopelli, and geometric designs on both sides.  It is signed "J. Natewa" on the bottom.  So strong and beautiful!

Size: 1,875" H x 2,25" L x .25" 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.