Z Bear-Singing on Left Leg
Zuni Fetish Carving
Claudia Peina (Kallestewa)
Antler with Jet

Claudia Peina (Kallestewa).  Zuni Fetish Carver.

This bear is unadorned with any "decorations", it stands on it's left leg. 

I usually carry a variety of her bears from very small to very large. Click on her name to see what else I may have posted.

Claudia is best known for her Corn Maidens, happy or dancing Bears, and Frogs.

Bears are among the most important animals to all Native Americans and have a special place in the Zuni fetish tradition.  Both physically and spiritually, they are considered very powerful. The Zuni name for bear is "clumsy foot" most likely due to their somewhat odd gait.  If you have ever been around a bear you will know that it would be a grave error to confuse "clumsy" with slow; bears are NOT slow.

Remember to check the dimensions-the photos are extreme close-ups 
The photos are often MUCH larger than the actual piece
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Signed:  CP  Z

Height:  2-5/16"

Width:  1-3/8"

Depth: 9/16"

Weight: .3oz/9gr/0.02lbs


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