Navajo jeweler, Virginia Long, made this bear paw pendant and set a turquoise in the shadowbox. The bright blue turquoise stone sits in a shadowbox, and the paws are sawn out of the silver.
Size: 1.5" H x 1.125" W
Bears are the guardians of the western gate in Zuni Pueblo. They are associated with healing at all levels, protection, and a reminder to restore oneself during the winter months. In some traditions a part of the bear is rubbed all over infants to imbue them with power, strength, and good health.