Authentic Native American Indian Apache Dreamcatcher
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Draped from dreamcatcher hoop are a hand carved jade owl (read about stones), and beads of quartz, turquoise and silver.
Hoop is wrapped with buttery soft deer skin.
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."
Cascading golden deer hide fringe with crow beads, carved horn beads, brass and silver 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.
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.
OWL MEDICINE: Owl is most often associated with feminine energies; creativity, sensitivity, awareness of the unseen world around us, spiritual energies and magic. Many shamans, psychic healers, mystics and mediums have owl medicine either as a primary totem or can call upon one as needed. They can see clear through to the core reason for any type of imbalance and then they can spot the proper medicine needed to heal the imbalance. Owl totem is a powerful ally and the wonders of her gifts are immeasurable.
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.