Hopi silver overlay pendant featuring the bear paw and prayer feathers handcrafted by silversmith Dareen Seweyestewa. Pendant is 1 1/4" long 3/4" wide and weighs 3.6 grams +-. Pendant is tamped sterling and marked with Darren's personal hallmark of DS.
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.