In the beliefs of the Native American peoples of the South and West of the USA, the Zuni bear is the protector of the Earth in the West and is associated with medicine.
Bears hibernate, and this symbolises the ability to contemplate, consider, think deeply, self-heal and adapt. The bear is therefore especially helpful in times of change, transition and depression. A white bear is particularly powerful in healing.
These beautiful penannular pins are designed by (the very talented) Kirsty Muir exclusively for DyeNinja.
The pin weighs approx. 16g/0.5oz. It measures approx. 5.5cm in diameter and the pin length is approx. 7cm.