This colorful piece by Leland Boone is a feminine, contemporary interpretation of the most popular of Fetishes, the Zuni Bear. Pairing Azure Blue Angelite with a Red Onyx Prayer Bundle, it is a refreshing take on the traditional bear.
Angelite is a rare sugary blue form of the mineral Anhydrite and is believed to have healing properties. The stone here features an area of organic discolouration, which sits to the left of the Bear. This adds an Earthy element to the otherwise whimsical effect. The Bear wears a Prayer Bundle of Red Onyx, Red Coral and Turquoise and has Red Coral Eyes.
According to Zuni mythology, the Bear fetish is the Guardian of the West and has the power to heal and transform human passions into true wisdom. The fresh, unique character of this Bear certainly seems to lift the spirit.