zf000537Regular price $45.00 Save $-45.00
Zuni carver, Ed Lementino, carved this long neck Picasso marble bear. It has inlaid turquoise eyes, and a sweet bundle with heishi, turquoise, and coral on top. Ed made more than one of these, and we will pick out the best one for you! More about bears below.
Size: 1.5" H x 2" L x .375" 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.i