This whimsical 'Walkaround Bear' is sleek and rounded...made of jet with a turquoise bundle on his back. He was created by Native American Zuni Artist Herbert Halate. Jet has been used since prehistoric times in the Southwest for jewelry and carvings. It is a difficult material to work with since it fractures easily when carving and is difficult to polish to a high shine. The pack is a piece of genuine turquoise, fastened with natural sinew. You can easily distinguish Jet from Black Marble since it's much lighter in weight. 3" long, 1 1/4" tall, and 1 3/4" wide. Bears are associated with great strength, power, healing and self-knowledge. He is the great protector, a spiritual guide and is a powerful healing fetish. This wonderful piece is signed on the bottom and marked "Zuni".