Speaking Bear
Speaking Bear
Speaking Bear
Speaking Bear

Speaking Bear

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The stone, dolomite, is reminiscent of the sandstone plateaus in New Mexico.  Carved by Jeff Eriacho, it has inlaid turquoise eyes and arrowhead medicine bundle.  Perfect for a leather pouch.

Size: 1" H x 1.25" L

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.