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James & Doris Coriz - Authentic Santo Domingo Pueblo
3-Strand Amber Medicine Bear Necklace
HK Item #HN510

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Santo Domingo Pueblo amber bear necklace

Length
21 1/2 inches end to end
Materials
Amber, Olive Shell Heishi
Read about amber
Artist
James and Doris Coriz,
Santo Domingo Pueblo

Santo Domingo Pueblo amber bear necklace

Hidden amongst the amber
is an amber Medicine Bear with heartline.

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James and Doris Coriz
Authentic Santo Domingo
3-Strand Amber Bear Necklace
#HN510

$125 SOLD

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Santo Domingo Pueblo amber bear necklace

Hangs beautifully.

Santo Domingo Pueblo amber bear necklace

Olive Shell Heishi in between and
up to the sterling silver bead ends.

 

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Santo Domingo Pueblo artists are famous for their skill in making hand rolled and cut beads known as heishi. Made from shell, turquoise, and other stones, they are painstakingly cut by hand into delicate beads and strung on necklaces.

Santo Domingo Puebo artists James and Doris CorizJames Del Coriz and Dolorita G. Coriz of Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico make jewelry in the traditional Santo Domingo way and use excellent Kingman and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The beads are hand cut and turned and show excellent character and workmanship. Read more about the artists...

Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of fetish carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. He also has supernatural powers, great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future. The Bear is the guardian of the West an is one of the animals of the Six Directions.

Heart Line. The heart line is a line etched, painted or inlaid along one or both sides of the animal. It usually extends from the mouth to the region of the heart. There are many interpretations as to what a heart line represents, but it is often said to represent the pathway of the breath of the animal to the life force which is the heart. Others feel that the heart line points to the soul of the animal. It is thought that a heart line gives the fetish healing or medicinal power.

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