White Marble Bear with Heartline
White Marble Bear with Heartline
White Marble Bear with Heartline
White Marble Bear with Heartline
White Marble Bear with Heartline
White Marble Bear with Heartline
White Marble Bear with Heartline
White Marble Bear with Heartline

White Marble Bear with Heartline

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Donovan Laiwakete carved this beautiful bear from white marble.  It has inlaid turquoise eyes and a beautiful heartline of inlaid coral, jet and turquoise.  The bundle has an arrowhead carved from black lip mother of pearl, with heishi, clam shell, and turquoise.

Size: 1.5" H x 2.25" 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.