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Pot measures approximately 6-1/8" tall, 2-3/8" wide, and is 9" long (front to back).
This beautiful style of Navajo art is called horse hair pottery because actual horse hair is added to the pottery at just the right moment in the firing process to melt the hairs into the pottery, creating unique and incredible designs. This Bear pottery was Navajo hand etched, with outstanding traditional patterns and a remarkable bear paw design, by artist Vail.
In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper".
In Native American beliefs, the bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength.