Serpentine Bear with Turquoise Heartline
Serpentine Bear with Turquoise Heartline
Serpentine Bear with Turquoise Heartline
Serpentine Bear with Turquoise Heartline
Serpentine Bear with Turquoise Heartline

Serpentine Bear with Turquoise Heartline

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This little bear by Zuni carver, Ben Bacy, has beautiful turquoise heartline and bundle with turquoise and red beads.  It also has inlaid turquoise eyes.  Sweet, tiny, yet still mighty!

Size: .875" H x 1.25" 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.