Inlaid Tijilite Medicine Bear

By Jayne Quam, Dine (Navajo)

Animal: Medicine Bear, Material: Tijilite
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This stunning Medicine-bear has been smoothly carved out of tijilite and intricately inlaid by Jayne Quam. One side of the Bear is inlaid with a unique spiral element of shell that gracefully wraps around a delicately inlaid center of azurite. The combined materials include abalone, rainbow calsilica, spiny oyster, jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise, serpentine, red coral and cuprite. The other side offers a strong inlaid Zuni Sunface of inlaid turquoise, jet, and red coral. Its eyes are inlaid with turquoise and it is about 3" long and 2 1/2" tall.