Double Heartline Bear

By Bernard Laiwakete

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A gorgeously inlaid double-heartline Bear, carved by Bernard Laiwakete. Bernard comes from a great line of Zuni carvers: the Mahooty, Lasiloo and Laiwakete families. His son, Kenric Laiwakete, is a carver as well. 

The inlaid turquoise heartline light-up against the synthetic swirling synthetic amber. The resinous material is light in hand like amber but have amazing lines of movement of lighter color below the surface. This bear carving measures about 3" long , 1/2" wide by 1 7/8" tall.