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This dancing bear by Claudia Peina is looking straight up to the sky. It has two inlaid turquoise eyes, three inlaid turquoise dots on the neck, plus one red coral, and two inlaid red coral dots on its chest. What a strong looking bear!
Size: 3.25" H x 1.375" L x .5" 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.