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Delvin Leekya carved these two tall polar bears from snowy white marble standing on an onyx base. The eyes are inlaid turquoise and the nose, mouth, and paws are jet. Are they siblings, twins, or in love? You get to decide!
Size: 5" H x 3.5" L x 3.25" 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.