Authentic Native American Indian Apache Dreamcatcher
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8" hoop covered in brown buckskin.
The 8-inch hoop is crowned by feathers of pea hen and golden pheasant with a turquoise nugget in the center.
Center of Spider Woman's web is a Zuni hand-carved turquoise bear totem. Just above it is a piece of bright red branch coral.
At the bottom of the hoop is an arrowhead made of picture jasper hanging from a swag of turquoise, coral and silver beads. Read about stones.
Whitehawk - Apache
Paula says - "What a wonderfully made dreamcatcher. Excellent materials and workmanship; entirely hand crafted, made in ceremony, with attention to detail and durability by Cynthia Whitehawk.
"Comes with Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist."
total hanging length.
Fringe is decorated with red buffalo horn beads, buffalo bone beads, copper, brass, and nickel beads and cones.
The web holds an authentic buffalo tooth.
Also in the web is a 1000 year old Hohokam pottery shard.
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Words from Apache artist Cynthia Whitehawk:
DREAMCATCHERS are known to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas to filter and destroy bad dreams, thoughts or negative influences, allowing the good, positive and enlightening influences and strong healing to take place. Totems, fetishes, ritual and ceremonial items significant to the owner are added for additional healing energies. Read more about dreamcatchers . . .
SPIDER WOMAN - She is the creator and weaver of life, the great teacher, protector and Mother of all creation. She manifests as Sacred Guardian, overseeing the welfare of all those in need. In her aspect as Creator and Mother, Spider Woman affirms that women are essential and central to the life process. She reminds us that people of all races were created from the same source, with equal rights and responsibilities.
BUFFALO MEDICINE: The appearance of White Buffalo is a sign that prayers are being heard, that the sacred pipe and Spirit are being honored. White Buffalo signals a time of abundance, prosperity & thankfulness. Buffalo was the major source of sustenance for Indigenous cultures of the plains, giving meat for food, hides for shelter and clothing, and Spirit Medicine. The Medicine of Buffalo is prayer, gratitude and praise for that which has been received. Buffalo Medicine is also knowing that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred, and when gratitude is expressed to every living part of creation, recognizing the sacredness of every walk of life.
BEAR is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of fetish carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. He has supernatural powers, great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future. The Bear is the guardian of the West an is one of the animals of the Six Directions.