Serious Protecting Bear
Serious Protecting Bear
Serious Protecting Bear
Serious Protecting Bear
Serious Protecting Bear
Serious Protecting Bear

Serious Protecting Bear

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This travertine bear has a serious stance and look on it's face as it gazes forward with red coral eyes.  Cheryl Beyuka gave it an offering bundle of turquoise, red coral, and heishi.  It feels very good in the hand.

Size: 1.125" H x 2" L x 1.125"' 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.