Rhodochrosite Zuni Fetish Bear
Zuni fetish totems are small carvings made from various materials by the Zuni people. These carvings have traditionally served as ceremonial purpose for their creators and depict animals and icons integral to their culture.
The Zuni Native American Indians strongly believe in six cardinal guardian fetishes - the bear, badger, mountain lion, wolf, mole and the eagle. The bear represents the western direction. Characteristics associated with the bear include strength, courage, adaptability, healing and spiritual communion.
This special carving has been with me for sometime now and I have decided that he is meant to move along on his journey. He is carved from exceptionally high quality Rhodochrosite and has beautiful, bright coloring that is even more vibrant than the photos depict. A bright and healing energy resonates from this special piece!
Measures 2.5" from tip to back end and weighs 92gms.