Authentic Native American Indian Apache Dreamcatcher
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6" diameter hoop wrapped in soft deer skin.
In the center of Spider Woman's web is a hand-carved tiger eye turtle.
Caught in the web is a quartz point and on the edge of the hoop is a medicine bag containing smudge herbs, resin and crystal.
Below the hoop is a swag of amber beads, hand-made glass beads and nickel beads.
Whitehawk - Apache
DC150 - $175 SOLD
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."
29 from top of hoop to bottom of golden deerskin fringe. 23" deerskin fringe with brass and nickel beads and cones..
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.
Tiger Eye: A form of quartz that displays chatoyance (chatoyancy), which is a narrow band of wavy or silky sheen that changes its position when the polished gem is turned in the light. This opal-like iridescence resemble the eye of a cat or tiger.