Native American Hopi Indian Overlay Bear Paw Sterling Silver Pendant Handcrafted by Silversmith Clement Honie NAP-09250 Special Buy Final Sale. Pendant measures approximately 1 3/8 inch from the top of the bail to the bottom of the pendant by 3/4 of an inch wide. Hopi Silversmith Clement Honie. This piece has a standard style bail - great for chain or leather.
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 jewelry is formed by cutting two pieces of silver the same shape. A design is cut into the top piece. The bottom piece is textured and oxidized, turning it black. The two pieces are then put together and polished.
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