Little Black Bear
Little Black Bear
Little Black Bear
Little Black Bear
Little Black Bear

Little Black Bear

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Herb Halate carved this little black bear from jet.  He inlaid bright blue turquoise eyes and made a beautiful offering bundle with a long, narrow turquoise stone.  The fur is detailed all around.  And, it is so smooth!

Size: .875"" H x 2.5" L x .675" 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.