Dry Creek Turquoise Cutout Sterling Bear Pendant on 18 Inch Brown Leather Cord Necklace No 14 created by Native American Navajo Artisan Charlie Bowie. Mr. Bowie showcases his design talent in this detailed cast Bear boasting symbolic cutouts, textured finish and a Dry Creek Turquoise Nugget approximately 5mm. Pendant is approximately 1 1/2 inch from the top of the bail to the bottom of the pendant by 1 1/4 inch at widest point.
This Pendant includes an 18 Inch supple 2mm round Brown Leather Cord with Sterling Silver swivel end caps and Lobster Clasp handcrafted in our Studio. The Brown leather is a perfect compliment to the cocoa matrix in the Dry Creek Turquoise and the premium swivel end caps prevent twisting distortion in the leather cord.
Pendant can be removed from this Leather Cord so both may be worn separately for different looks. Bail will comfortably accommodate 3mm beads, chain or cord if so desired. Native American Indian made Jewelry by Navajo Silversmith Charlie Bowie sporting a Copyright and Sterling Stamp (which is part of his original cast design).
Bears were 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, are constantly aware of their relationship with Mother Earth and her creatures. The spiritual goal of the Native American is to live in harmony with the universe.