The bear is an extremely important animal for all Native Americans. As a fetish he provides health, strength, healing and protection. This great bear fetish is made from a single piece of Green Turquoise. He is wrapped with a Sterling Silver "bundle" to enhance his properties and provides a bail to wear him as a wonderful protector. The bail is large enough to hang him on a necklace of thick Sterling Silver, Turquoise or strands of shell heishi. The Green Turquoise has multiple shades on one side and reverses to a more solid color on the reverse. Hand-carved by Stacey Turpen, Navajo.
Measures 2 1/4" wide by 1 3/8" tall plus 3/4" long bail. Bail has 1/2" diameter opening.