Mariano - Navajo
Paula says - "This unique sterling silver Bear has gold fill overlay with accented background areas of darkened silver dust. Beautiful work!"
The large 5/8" bail opening enables you to wear the pendant with silver beads, a stone necklace, bead or treasure necklace, a collar, heavy chain, leather, anything.
(Sterling silver necklace shown here is not included with this pendant.)
Native American Bear Symbolism
Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of Native American carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. Bear has supernatural powers and 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.