A heartline within an animal carving represents its breath or essence, usually starting from the mouth area to the heart. In Bernard Laiwakete's Purisima stone fossil Bear
) he inlaid a turquoise alternating heartline. The way it crosses the fossil specimens is such a joy to look at, like the place where two or more roads meet in life. Or perhaps all the beautiful trails a bear will journey on in its lifetime. About 2" long, 1/2" wide and 2" tall.