The Bear is a symbol of Strength, introspection, power of the soul, and he lightens emotional burdens.
This lovely piece is carved out of rose-tinted natural alabaster stone by a Zuni artist . . . the stone originates from this pueblo land. This piece has lived with and offered his protection to me for almost 30 years. It's now a job that has been take over by my dogs so I am willing to let my "bear friend" find a new home.
He weighs a little over 1 pound, has a slight curve, and has two carved "arrow heads" strapped to his back, one in turquoise and one in mother-of-pearl. The mouth is inlaid with turquoise and coral.
The dimensions are 6 inches from nose to tail, stands 3.5 inches from ears to paws, and is 1.65 inches thick.
It is signed by the artist. All sales final.