Authentic Native American Indian Apache Medicine Wheel
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turquoise medicine bear in center of wheel.
Cascading golden deer hide fringe with red and brown buffalo horn hair pipe beads, buffalo bone beads and traditional brass beads.
Whitehawk - Apache
MW42 - $195 SOLD
Paula says - "Excellent materials and workmanship; entirely hand crafted, made in ceremony, with attention to detail and durability by Cynthia Whitehawk."
23 inches from top of hoop to bottom of fringe.
Medicine Pouch made in ceremony - hand sewn and beaded golden deer hide. Contains protective smudge of herbs, sage, and golden tobacco and crystal quartz to keep Medicine Wheel clear and energized.
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Words from Apache artist Cynthia Whitehawk:
MEDICINE WHEEL - Symbolizes the individual journey we each must take to find our own path. Within the Medicine Wheel are the Four Directions and the Four Sacred Colors. The Circle represents the Circle of Life.
Medicine Wheel teaches us that all lessons are equal, as are all talents and abilities. Every living creature will one day see and experience each spoke of the wheel, and know those truths. It is a pathway to truth, healing, peace and harmony. The circle is never ending, life without end.
is the West, the place where the rain originates, place of power, strength, the
ending of one which is the beginning of another.
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.