We have not had a hand coiled black bear from Russell in quite some time. This new one is beautiful. The curved bear legs glisten from the black polished mica and they blend so well with the central black body. There is also a heartline carved into the clay. and the rest of the bear is wonderfully polished to a high sheen. This bear is embellished with a high-grade Kingman turquoise cab. It is then highlighted by adding the deep sienna tones around that stone. The eyes are dotted with turquoise. The bear is such a powerful animal in Native American culture, and Russell really is a master at creating this form.

2” high by 3 ¼” wide