Carved out of cottonwood root with exquisite detail, this stunning kachina doll by Hopi/Laguna carver Raphael Jose showcases a White Bear. The bear kachina is traditionally said to represent great power to cure the sick, as well as symbolizing courage and strength. This rendition, labeled by Raphael as a White Bear, features a white face with red and black accents, including a paw along each cheek. The bear holds a rattle in one hand, also featuring a paw, and a bow painted black and turquoise in the other. Its mouth is open, showing bared teeth, while delicate and detailed feathers are carved atop its head.Beautiful details abound along the piece, including the clothing covering the bear’s lower half, painted in red, black, and green, as well as the fox tails along its back and the straps crossing its chest. 11″ tall x 4 3/4″ wide.