Authentic Navajo Sterling Silver Bear Claw Belt Buckle
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Paula says - "A natural bear claw set off by five turquoise nuggets and five coral pieces all set in serated bezels. Sterling silver buckle with accents of raindrops, feathers, scrolls and fans, stamped border with rope braid. Excellent!"
Fits up to a 1 1/2" belt.
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 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.
Bears are the main figure in the Mountain Way, an important Navajo ceremony. Bear claws are a traditional adornment to pendants and bracelets.
(Note: Almost all natural bear claws have a slight imperfection - many of them have a rub mark, a scratch, a crack or even a piece missing. Like the lines in people's fingernails, these imperfections are just part of the claw. In fact, that is one way you can tell that the bear claw is authentic and not man-made.)