NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ᎣᏏᏲ ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ ᏙᎯᏧ? Osiyo ulihelisdi dohitsu Hello welcome how are you? ARTIST NAME: Aiden ShortCloud ᏥᏍᏕᏥ ᎤᎶᎩᎸ ᏍᏆᎳᎢ TRIBAL AFFILIATION: Cherokee ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ Comes with Certificate of Authenticity Portions of this sale are sent to my tribe and various communities I am involved with. I also donated items to various prisons to help fund their Native American programs and help those who can not help themselves. Inedible meat is donated to zoos and local raptor rehab facilities. I also carry real wolf, mountain lion and bear items. You are buying directly from a Native American artist.ᏩᏙ/ ᏍᎩ Wado/Sgi I am also a recognized member of the Indian Arts and Craft Association ᎣᏏᏲ, (O'siyo hello) ᏲᎾ (Yo-nah) is how to say Bear in my ᏣᎳᎩ langauage. Buyer must check their local laws before purchasing product by purchasing this product I am assuming you have read my store policy and agree to its terms. I am licensed in Idaho if you are unsure if this product is legal in your state please call YOUR local wildlife office/DNR/Fish and game Thank you for understanding. I am not a legal resource for your state wildlife laws unless you live in Idaho. This is a REAR black bear claw. It measures 2" around the curl professionally. Colors are wolf clan Red for victory, and white for peace. This has been stitched by myself using size 11 cut glass beads. I don't usually sell my beadwork because it is typically a form of prayer. However this claw was damaged and could not be drilled so I found a useful and decorative way to make it into a useful pendant for you to enjoy. Each bead is a good thought for the wearer. Each bead is sewn into place this is a peyote stitch not a wrap job, it takes several hours to do this to a claw. This has a beaded loop and you can place it on cord. All my claws come clean polished and sealed in a protective professional finish. Finger nail polish looks nice at first but will peel off making your claws look like they too are pealing. I seal these claws to help them last a lifetime otherwise a claw can break or come off of the knuckle bone. My claws will not do that to you. This is a number one quality finished product. THIS BEAR WAS NOT HUNTED FOR PLEASURE. My people have harvested bears for thousands of years for spiritual use. There are special prayers made to ask the bear nation forgiveness before taking the life of one of the bear people. Bear meat is high in fat and is quite tasty it is divided amongst the people for meals. To my people bear fat has healing abilities, the fat is rendered secret herbs are added and it is used as a healing treatment and given to many elders. Bear skulls are often used for prayer sticks or alters, bear robes for healing ceremonies to help bring the bear back to the ceremony, we wear bear claws to carry the healing medicine and strength of the bear with us to honor him. Bear stands for inner knowing and is greatly respected in native culture. Bear is the only other animal in the woods that walks on two legs and so therefore most tribes considered him once human. Bear is sacred, he finds the answer to all life's questions through his dreams and knows all answers can be found from within. Bears are introspection and often find themselves alone seeking wisdom on the path of solitude. People with bear medicines often find themselves labels and introvert. To wear this medicine in the symbol of protection as there is no animal that shows greater ferocity when protecting their young as a mother bear.