Pot measures approximately 3-7/8" tall, 2-1/4" wide, and is 5-1/2" 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 hand etched and painted with traditonal patterns along with an extraordinary Bear Paw design, by Navajo artist Larry Livingston. The pottery is signed by the artist.
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.