Happy Lemon Serpentine Bear
Happy Lemon Serpentine Bear
Happy Lemon Serpentine Bear
Happy Lemon Serpentine Bear
Happy Lemon Serpentine Bear
Happy Lemon Serpentine Bear

Happy Lemon Serpentine Bear

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Zuni carver, Narren Bowannie, carved this happy bear of lemon serpentine.  The texture is as smooth as butter.  He inlaid turquoise for eyes and made a wonderful bundle that includes a zebra agate arrowhead, heishi, turquoise and a tiny red bead.  We love the carved paws on the feet!

Size: 1.5" H x 2.5" 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.