Melvin Sandoval's distinguished animal carvings express a reverence and understanding of wildlife and their spiritual significance to pueblo culture. His latest creation is a gorgeous pyrite Bear
that measures approximately 2 3/4" long, 1" wide and 2 1/4" tall. Pyrite is an interesting metallic mineral composed of iron and sulfur. We're adoring the gold-like and rusty burgundy-hued variations of this particular specimen. A lovely heishe shell and turquoise offering bundle is secured to this bear who through its actions in nature, teaches us qualities like strength, healing ways, good mothering and fearless journeying.