Smiling Chubby Bear
Smiling Chubby Bear
Smiling Chubby Bear
Smiling Chubby Bear
Smiling Chubby Bear
Smiling Chubby Bear
Smiling Chubby Bear

Smiling Chubby Bear

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Is it smiling because it just had a good meal?  We hope so!  This chubby bear was carved by Delvin Leekya from travertine.  It has inlaid turquoise eyes and an offering bundle with a pink mussel shell arrowhead with a bit of mother of pearl on top.

Size: 1.5" 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.

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