+Authentic Native American Indian Apache Dreamcatcher
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12" diameter hoop wrapped in golden deer skin.
At the top of the hoop is a hand crafted sterling silver buffalo nickel medallion.
At the center of the dreamcatcher hand-carved turquoise zuni bear totem and turquoise beads.
Above the bear is a piece of bright red branch coral.
Clear quartz crystal point and tiger eye dragonfly totem.
pouch contains sacred sage and crystals.
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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 Apache artist Cynthia Whitehawk.
"Comes with Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist."
Hangs 38" from top of hoop to bottom of golden deerskin fringe.
1000 year old Hohokam pottery shard.
A hand-carved buffalo bone eagle feather totem hangs from a swag of turquoise beads and buffalo bone beads.
Fringe is decorated with buffalo horn and bone beads, brass, glass and silver plate beads.
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.
QUARTZ - Quartz is a crystalline mineral that come in many forms, including amethyst, aventurine, citrin, opal, rock crystal, tiger eye, rose quartz, and many others. Known as the "master healer", quartz is believed to amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Quartz crystals are used to draw off negative energy of all kinds.
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.
TURTLE - Nurturer, Protector, Mother Energy, Mother Earth. Turtle's medicine includes connection with Great Spirit, journeys of discovery, patience, feminine strength, power to heal female diseases, inspiration, protecting oneself snd others, self-reliance, and tenacity, longevity.
EAGLE: The eagle is a symbol of power, healing and wisdom. The eagle represents enlightenment reached through inner work, understanding and reclaiming our personal power. Tenacity, clear vision & patience, living in balance with Spirit and Earth. Eagle connects one with Great Spirit, the Great Mystery, opening the soul to greater healing. It tells you that the universe is giving you the opportunity to fly above your life's worldly levels, or above the shadow of past realities, granting yourself permission to be free in order to reach all the joy that your heart desires and Spirit requires.