zf000446Regular price $54.00 Save $-54.00
Claudia Peina carved this joyous, dancing jet bear. She carved the fingers and toes, and a cute little tail. It is perfectly balanced to stand on one leg! She inlaid turquoise eyes, four turquoise dots around its neck. She gave it two turquoise dots in the front. It cannot be any more joyous!
Size: 2" H x 1.5" 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.