By Bobby Shack

Animal: Bear, Material: Found Stone
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Crisp air, falling leaves and a change in light alert a bear to the approaching fall season. They'll become more active in a quest for food, as they need to gain weight for an upcoming hibernation. Zuni elder and jeweler Bobby Shack's Bear senses these developments through turquoise inlaid eyes and a slightly turned head. Carved from a rich found stone, a magnificent medley of colorful beads is attached as an offering of gratitude for a bear's animal medicine of protection, hunting and gathering. About 2 1/2" long, 1 1/4" wide and 1 1/4" tall.