Zuni Carved Medicine Bear With Heart Line

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Zuni Carved Medicine Bear With Heart Line

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Zuni Carved Medicine Bear With Heart Line

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Zuni Carved Medicine Bear With Heart Line.

The meaning of the heart line symbol was to signify life force. The heart line symbol is often found on the Zuni tribe fetish drawings of animals refer to fetishism. It represents the breath as the life force of the animal. The heart line is depicted as an inlaid line in the shape of an arrow. This arrow is called the lifeline or heart line.

The heart line begins at the mouth where breath gives life and points to the soul, or spirit, where faith and inner strength preside. This symbol depicts the heart line through and image of a bear. The heart line is an arrow going from its head to the heart and shows the Indian warrior's heart is strong like the bears.

This bear measures 2 inches long, 3/8 inch wide and 1.5 inches tall.