These are called fetish bears or Zuni bears. I don't know which one (or both?) is correct. After blending the wood and malachite designs, they were passed through a pasta machine and cut into squares. I chose each individual square for exactly the right spots on the bears. (I don't slop anything together. That's why I'll never make a fortune doing this stuff. I work too slowly.)
I made a tool to do the embossing or quilting.