Pino - Zuni
Paula says - "These marble bear pendants have turquoise heartlines and eyes of inlaid turquoise. The heartline is on the side shown for each bear and the other side is solid Picasso marble. The stone bear is suspended by a sterling silver girth that is wrapped with sterling silver wire to form a sturdy bail.
"The bears pictured here are the exact ones you will receive."
Indian Bear Symbolism
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.
What Does a Heart Line Represent?
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.