Southwestern Bear Fetish Turquoise Jacla Necklace
Vintage hand made turquoise Jacla beaded necklace. Necklace is of turquoise nugget beads with hand carved bovine bone White bear fetishes.
According to Zuni folklore the bear is the master of the direction West. Bear heals and protects. All bears protect but the white bear are the most powerful of all. The bear totem is associated with courage, strength and healing. The Zuni believe that the Bear is invaluable if you are faced with change and transition or are faced with new challenges in your life.
These bears measure 3/4" by almost 3/4". Necklace is 27" long and has a sterling silver Indian clasp with beads.
The Jaclas are of hand made turquoise disk beads that are graduated in size. Jaclas were originally earrings on string that went through holes in the ears. They are on original string and tied with ends hanging, Jaclas are 4" long doubled and 8" long total.
Weight: 113 grams.
Jaclas are removable by slipping off the end of the necklace while clasp is open.