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Onyx Medicine Bear by Donovan Laiwakete

Donovan Laiwakete

Onyx Medicine Bear by Donovan Laiwakete

$ 54.00

A glowing semi opaque soft greenish white onyx medicine bear with turquoise inlaid eyes carved by Donovan Laiwakete. Donovan has added a lovely offering bundle to the top of the bear with sinew featuring a jet arrowhead, with a clear glass bead placed on top of it; placed at the center, surrounded by turquoise and melon shell beads and melon shell heishi. The medicine bear shape is thought to resemble a cave opening - depicting a bear coming out of hibernation & the pose is the bear sniffing the ground for healing herbs. The Zuni believe the bear is endowed with curative powers, strength, adaptability & courage - powers that can influence both the spiritual & physical realm.
Artist: Donovan Laiwakete (signed)
Size: 2-1/4 in. long x 3/4 in. wide x 1-5/8 in. tall
#58752

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