Handcrafted by acclaimed Taos Pueblo potter Bernice Naranjo, this beautiful clay figurine represents the bear; a symbolic animal in Native American culture for its strength, courage, and self-knowledge.
Bernice uses a technique she's created in which the hues of brown come to light through the traditional firing process. The bold sienna background is then stone polished and pairs perfectly with the tan colored clay which is exposed through the etching process, known as sgraffito. The elegant designs upon the bears back add to the uniqueness of the piece making this a wonderful addition to any to art collection.
Bear measures 6" long by 2-1/2" wide and stands 4" tall. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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