My Fish Bear
My Fish Bear
My Fish Bear
My Fish Bear

My Fish Bear

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This black jet bear is holding a turquoise fish in its mouth.  It is looking around as if to convey, "this is MY fish".  Appearing powerful and strong, we doubt anyone else would challenge it.  Carved by Andres Quandelacy with inlayed turquoise eyes and detailed face, paws, and fur.  More about bears below.

Size: 2.25" H x 1" 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.