Effigy pipes, such as this Standing Bear Pipe are made in honor of the animals that are particularly important to the Native American spiritual tradition. The Bear's medicine is keeper and protector of the dream. The Bear teaches us about the power of introspection and is fierce in it's protection especially of the young.
The photo is a representative sample, as each pipe is hand carved every one is unique.
Approximate size: Stem & Bowl together: 30" (76 cm) long