Traditional Sterling Silver good omens Bear Paw with free formed blue with black matrix Turquoise. The sterling silver tips measure 1 1/2 inches. Native American Navajo Indian Silversmith Sandra Johnson. Bolo's are not just for men making a wonderful fashion accessory for women.
The Bear Paw measures 1 1/4 inches high by 1 1/8 inches wide. The braided leather cord including Sterling Silver tips measures 36 inches total length from tip to tip.
To the Navajo the Bear is for protection and also considered symbols of leadership & authority. Bears are an important part in Native American Indian culture as various symbols of strength, hard work, and even great love. Many tribes considered the "Great Spirit" to often take on the form of a bear. It would lead hunters on great chases and could die only to be reborn in the spring. Bears were mythical and "magical" creatures that existed.The Native American Indian, as a whole, is constantly aware of its relationship with Mother Earth and her creatures. The spiritual goal of the Native American is to live in harmony with the universe. A lesson to be learned.