October 2, 2013
the sun bear wears tropical leaves to keep himself shaded and cool in his tropical climate. this is not strictly true for most sun bears, but it is most definitely true for this sun bear. he has politely agreed to keep his extraordinarily long honey-seeking tongue in his mouth. (also, not strictly true for most sun bears.)
i found myself a little obsessed with the idea of zuni fetishes. little spirit carriers full of power and protection. it's a rich idea, definitely worth more exploration. for now, the idea has rested in this little sun bear fetish. he's due in the shop soon!