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Bear Paw Pendant with Ironwood Claws

Zuni Pueblo

About The Bear Paw Pendant with Ironwood Claws

The bear is the "healer".  Resurrecting itself from hibernation each Spring, the bear symbolizes power over death and darkness of the soul as well as illness of the body. Endowed with great strength, this powerful creature has few natural enemies.  Bear mothers are devoted, courageous protectors and providers.

This striking pendant is beautifully designed and executed.  With a visually strong geometric inlay over the stylized triangular paw and dark brown to near black claws, the artist has given life to his work without taking the life and claws of a living bear. The handsome "claws" are cleverly carved by hand of ironwood!!!

If all tributes to the Creator's handiwork were so thoughtful, we truly would have a kinder world in which to life, in beauty without guilt--at one with each other and the universe.  Until that time, spiritual peoples will create and wear reminders for themselves.  This bear paw pendant is one of these.

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The bear is the "healer".  Resurrecting itself from hibernation each Spring, the bear symbolizes power over death and darkness of the soul as well as illness of the body. Endowed with great strength, this powerful creature has few natural enemies.  Bear mothers are devoted, courageous protectors and providers.

This striking pendant is beautifully designed and executed.  With a visually strong geometric inlay over the stylized triangular paw and dark brown to near black claws, the artist has given life to his work without taking the life and claws of a living bear. The handsome "claws" are cleverly carved by hand of ironwood!!!

If all tributes to the Creator's handiwork were so thoughtful, we truly would have a kinder world in which to life, in beauty without guilt--at one with each other and the universe.  Until that time, spiritual peoples will create and wear reminders for themselves.  This bear paw pendant is one of these.

About the Artist A Native American tribe, one of the Pueblo peoples, most of whom live in the Pueblo of Zuni on the Zuni River, a tributary of the Little Colorado River, in western New Mexico. Zuni is approximately 35 miles south of Gallup, New Mexico, with a population of about 12,000. Traditionally "Zuni" also references their language. The Zunis are known for their functional pottery used for food and storage, as well as for ceremonial application. They also created kachina dolls. Fetish carvings are a specialty with which this tribe is associated. Miniaturized carvings of fetishes are often a feature of their jewelry, along with labor-intensive inlay work.
Medium Sterling silver, natural Nevada turquoise, white pearl shell and melon shell, bone, pipe stone and dark brown agate. Claws are carved ironwood.
Troy ounces 1.0 troy ounces
Size 2 1/2" length X 1 3/4" maximum width. Claws average 1" in length including silver bezel.
Date of creation Circa 1970
Condition Excellent
Turquoise Natural Nevada turquoise
Provenance MNoh
Gram weight 31.1 grams
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