This one of a kind silver and stone medicine box has been constructed of Wave Dolomite and 26 gauge Sterling silver. The lid is crowned by a genuine Zuni bear fetish carved by Ronnie Lunasee (see below).
Wave Dolomite is a beautifully patterned semi-precious stone, also known as Rolling Hills Dolomite or Desert Sandstorm. Dolomite is a sedimentary carbonate rock similar to calcite, with added magnesium. Dolomite is found all over the world and can be obtained as a pure mineral, or mixed with other minerals. It Is named for the French mineralogist, Deodat de Dolomieu. It has a hardness of 3.5 to 4.0 on the Mohs scale.
The metaphysical qualities of dolomite can help in the relief of depression. It helps one detach from the drama around them. It also assists us in experiencing love, compassion, and appreciation.
The Sterling silver fusing the box also strengthens the connection between the astral and physical planes, while enhancing the energies of the stone it surrounds.
Place your herbs, keepsakes, or medicine in the Native American Medicine box to infuse them with these powerful, timeless energies. Experience the power of Native American Medicine and own an amazingly unique fusion of art and ancient power.
The bear fetish is hand carved from wave dolomite with turquoise inlaid eyes. To the Zuni, the bear represents immense healing and is a symbol of supreme power, strength, solitude, and introspection. The bear is one of the Zuni’s six main directional guardians, protecting the West. It is believed that the power of the Great Spirit breathes within bear. He is a champion in helping us overcome the depression of the spirit that is often connected with the deep introspective cycle of change and growth. Bear reminds us that this type of diminishing is actually a necessary state of hibernation. His wisdom reminds us that solitude is an immense power that we all, at times, need to focus on, in order to connect to our inner world. Bear teaches us how to go within and find the primal source that is essential for our survival. The Zuni regard the bear as invaluable when facing change, transition, and growth.
Ronnie Lunasee, noted Zuni Pueblo fetish carver, is brother of Reynold, Vernon, and Rosella Lunasee. He creates attractively detailed and natural looking fetishes.
Box measures: 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 3″ H (without fetish)