All Bears have important animal medicine in Zuni, but traditionally white bears have an extra element of healing. Calvert Bowannie's invigorating marble bear, or polar bear, brings that comfort of strength and positivity. A lovely heartline of turquoise is inlaid. Hopeful eyes and an overlaid nose are from jet. About 3 1/2" long, 3/4" wide and 1 1/2" tall.
Calvert Bowannie's family line comes from the greater Natewa, Dallas Quam (d) and Panteah extended families of Zuni artists. His brother is carver Bryston Bowannie.