An Ainu carved wooden figure. One of three carved wooden bears [E433542-E433544], including a “mother” bear and two “cubs”, collected by Carl Etter (1898-1982) sometime between 1931-32 while he was doing fieldwork on Ainu culture and folklore, probably in Hokkaido or in Ainu Country. This catalog number is the "mother bear". The cubs are E433543 and E433544. The bear is carved wood, painted black with accents carved further to expose the natural wood color. The eyes are made of small black glass beads. The jaw of the bear is open.