zf000278Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
This little bear fetish may be small, but it seems mighty! Zuni carver, Jeff Eriacho, inlaid bright blue turquoise eyes and carved a tiny arrowhead for the bundle. The stone is beautiful with rivers of white quartz running through it.
Size: .875" H x 1.675" 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.