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Bernard Laiwekate: Serpentine, Bear with Turquoise Heartline Inlay

Bernard Laiwekate: Serpentine, Bear with Turquoise Heartline Inlay

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It's made of serpentine, which is a type of metamorphic rock known for its vibrant colors and unique patterns. The level of detail in this carving is simply mind-blowing. Bernard has captured every little aspect of the bear, from the texture of its fur to the sharpness of its claws. And speaking of claws, they are adorned with stunning turquoise stones that serve as eyes as well. These turquoise eyes add such a striking pop of color to the overall piece, making it truly stand out. It's just one of those items that you can't help but admire and appreciate for both its craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal.

Bear (Anshe): Bear was the principal animal for the Pueblo People and they are the most prevalent subject of Zuni fetishes. Bear fetishes are used for healing, protection, strength, journeying, mothering, hunting and gathering. Bear‚ hibernation reminds us of the value of going within.

Dimensions: Length 2" X Width 3/4" X Height 1 1/2" Donated
Regular price $110.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $110.00 USD
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