Large Fluorite Medicine Bear by Priscilla and Stewart Quandelacy

Stewart+Quandelacy+Medicine+Bear+Fluorite_6.jpg
Stewart+Quandelacy+Medicine+Bear+Fluorite_4.jpg
Stewart+Quandelacy+Medicine+Bear+Fluorite_5.jpg
Stewart+Quandelacy+Medicine+Bear+Fluorite.jpg
Stewart+Quandelacy+Medicine+Bear+Fluorite_6.jpg
Stewart+Quandelacy+Medicine+Bear+Fluorite_4.jpg
Stewart+Quandelacy+Medicine+Bear+Fluorite_5.jpg
Stewart+Quandelacy+Medicine+Bear+Fluorite.jpg

Large Fluorite Medicine Bear by Priscilla and Stewart Quandelacy

650.00
Add To Cart

35 years ago, members of the Quandelacy Family shared with the Keshi Staff why a certain bear was called a “medicine bear.” The humped shape of the bear is important as it is evocative of the entrance to the cave that a bear returns to every year. This return to the same safe place represents consistency, perseverance, and constancy and so this is a bear to help one on a journey, whether physical or personal. This light-filled fluorite medicine bear is a beautiful example of Priscilla and Stewart’s work, very recognizable by the shape, the polish and the heartline on one side of the bear. The heartline is an homage to the Zuni Emergence Myth. When the A:shiwi (the Zuni People) were emerging from Mother Earth, the animals were already here and were causing some havoc, so the Zunis sent prayers to Great Spirit. For a certain period of time Great Spirit froze the animals in stone but kept their hearts beating. Now the stone animals help the Zunis and the people who cherish them. E’lah’kwa, Priscilla and Stewart for donating this beautiful medicine bear to help your people. This luminous fluorite medicine bear measures 3 1/2 inches tall, 3 1/4 long, and 3/4 in. thick. $650. No Tax. Free Shipping in the USA.