This item is (20) 12-13mm tall x 18mm long Zuni Bear Beads in mixed stones. These beads are vertically drilled. Above photos are a good representation of the stone mix we have, but there may be more stones and there may be some stones missing from your mix. These beads are great for making necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more.
According to Zuni mythology, the Bear fetish is the Guardian of the West and has the power to heal and transform human passions into true wisdom. They believe that Bear is invaluable whenever you are faced with change and transition and that it can be your ally when you are attempting to resolve conflict, forgive yourself or others for errors of the past, or when you are faced with new challenges in your spiritual path. There is a particular kind of depression of the spirit sometimes associated with the deep introspective stage of transition and change. When this occurs, Bear is a reminder that there is a parallel between depression and the natural state known as hibernation, when involvement with the outer world is minimized in order to focus more energy on the inner processes necessary for a successful transition.