These two bears are bound together with their love of one another. Carved by Daisy Natewa, the small bear is carved from turquoise, and the large bear is carved from raspberry serpentine. They both have inlaid silver eyes. Their offering bundle is heishi and turquoise.
Size: 1" H x 1.75" L x 1" 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.
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.