Paulette and Farlan Quam's bears are wonderful because they capture the essence and spirit within these amazing animals. This husband and wife team descend from the greater Andrew Emerson Quam (d) and Bossie Quam (d) family of Zuni carvers.
Using jet, which is actually fossilized coal, they've carved this outstanding Bear (or Medicine-bear) with turquoise inlaid eyes. An awesomely incised furry coat and a great turquoise-eyed face make this fetish amazing. An offering bundle has pretty amethyst, red coral and turquoise beads. About 2 3/4" long, 1 1/4" wide and 2 3/4" tall.