zf00808Regular price $49.00 Save $-49.00
We love Rickson Kallestewa's carvings which always seem to have a bit of humor. This pale peach alabaster bear (may look light orange on some screens) has jet inlaid eyes and paws. It is holding a drum and looking up.
Size: 1.25" H x 1.875" L x .875" 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.