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Beautifully executed Hopi bolo tie featuring the Bear design for it's primary symbolism. The Bear figure is also made up of the two different versions of the clouds and rain symbols with prayer feathers symbolized in the lower left of the bolo. Striking design by Hopi artist Kevin Takala.
Bear-Bear Paw: The bear or bear paw is a symbol of inner strength, power, authority and leadership. In creation or emergence stories the bear is often mentioned as "first helper".
Prayer Feathers: Prayer feathers or "Pahos" are created out of cottonwood root or cedar and have specific feathers attached to catch the wind. They are generally created to communicate with the Creator of the Kachinas and are used to accomplish specific tasks of protection and blessings.
Clouds-Water-Waves : Water is all important to the Hopi as it enables the growth and sustenance of their corn crop. Symbol of good fortune & fertility.
Size: 2' x 1 5/8"
Material: Sterling Silver
Artist: Kevin Takalo
Origin: Hopi Pueblo - Northhern Arizona
Weight: 26 Grams +-
Ships In: 1-2
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