This striking Haida Gold and Abalone Repoussé Copper Bear Pendant is handmade by Haida artist Derek White from the Haida Nation. The pendant has been hand-carved and hammered in 18 karat gold and features two abalone inlays for the eyes. The repoussé (hammered) finish adds dimensionality and a textured finish to the gold surface.
The Bear Symbol represents strength, family, vitality courage and health. The bear is thoughtful and independent, with little need for fellowship. The bear is also self-contained and strong-willed in nature. A Bear is of great support and comfort to those who crave human company simply for personal reassurance rather than for the simple pleasure of being with friends. He makes lonely periods of life far easier.
Find more information about and examples of The Bear Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.
The pendant is nearly 2 1/2 inches or 6 1/2 centimeters high (including the bale), just over 1 1/2 inches or 4 centimeters wide and weighs close to .9 ounces or 25 grams.
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