These hand-blown stylized glass bears from Isleta Pueblo artist Tony Jojola are beautiful examples of how he interprets traditional Pueblo pottery figurines through a contemporary medium. Each of these one-of-a-kind glass pieces are inspired by the bear, an animal highly respected by Pueblo people, and often seen as a symbol of strength. Tony has become a well-known contemporary artist working in this medium who continues to create and inspire up and coming artists.
Each bear comes with a certificate of authenticity and measures as follows:
Fig colored bear: 3-1/2" long by 1-3/4" wide and stands 2-5/8" tall
Bear with the blues: 3-1/2" long by 1-5/8" wide and stands 3" tall.
Our Guarantee of Authenticity
At the Indian Pueblo Store we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.