Grizzly Bears Totem
These formidable animals can weigh up to 790 lbs. (adult male) with front claws measuring 2" to 4". Loners, they normally avoid contact with humans but will become very aggressive if their food supply is threatened or if the female feels the need to protect her offspring. Best to avoid at all costs!
Our Grizzly totem is hand carved from a solid piece of Desert Ironwood (Olneya Tesota), one of the most beautiful hardwoods in the world. This tree grows only in southern Arizona and California and a small area in the very northwest part of Mexico, primarily in the Sonoran Desert. Wood is gathered from naturally fallen trees and through long hours of carving, hand sanding and polishing, the beautiful burl and distinctive grain inherent to Ironwood appear.
Since these are hand-carved of a natural material, there will be small differences in the wood grain and in the carving itself. The unfinished backside shows the natural structure of the wood. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity. Measures approximately 3" x 2-3/4" x 9". Weighs close to 1 lb. 15 oz. Polish with a soft cloth and occasionally apply a light coat of neutral paste-type shoe wax.