For the Zuni, badger is the Protective Guardian of the South. The belief is that badgers help medicine men find the roots and herbs needed to use in healing ceremonies.
Shown low to the ground, this badger is carved from one block of natural Picasso marble, with bright turquoise eyes. His bushy tail and powerful legs are indicated, but not overly detailed.
His head and ears are nicely carved, with an alert expression and pose.
Start your set of all six of the geographical Guardian animals (East, West, North and South, plus the skies, and the underground) with this fine badger.
Add him to a growing collection, or just adopt him for his own healing properties and good looks.