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Tijilite Medicine Bear by Chris Sandoval - Zuni Fetish Sunshine Studio

Chris Sandoval

Tijilite Medicine Bear by Chris Sandoval

$ 170.00

A caramel, cream, yellow ocher and brown colored tijilite medicine bear with turquoise inlaid eyes and a slightly pinkish orange face carved by Chris Sandoval - delivered to Sunshine Studio in August of 2022. Chris has added a lovely bundle to the top of the bear's back with sinew featuring a dark turquoise bead at the center surrounded by one amethyst and one spiny oyster bead, surrounded by pen shell heishi. The medicine bear shape is thought to resemble a cave opening - depicting a bear coming out of hibernation and the pose is the bear sniffing the ground for healing herbs. The Zuni believe the bear is endowed with curative powers, strength, adaptability and courage - powers that can influence both the spiritual and physical realm.
Artist: Chris Sandoval
Size: 2-5/8 in. long x 7/8 in. wide x 1-3/4 in. tall

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