zf00264Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
This strong, standing bear by Reynold Lunasee was carved from marble. The fur is etched and well detailed. It sees out of turquoise blue eyes. We love how the arms are holding its belly and are detailed. More about bears below.
Size: 1.75" H x .75" L x .5" 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.