zf000538Regular price $44.00 Save $-44.00
Zuni carver, Kenny Chavez, carved this bear from sodalite and inlaid two sterling silver lightening bolts for the heartline. He also inlaid sterling silver eyes that remind us of stars in the night sky. So beautiful!
Size: 1.25" 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.