Authentic Native American Bone Waterbird Pendant Necklace

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Santo Domingo Puebo artists James and Doris CorizSanto Domingo Puebo artists James and Doris CorizAuthentic Native American Hand Carved Bone
Waterbird with Bead Necklace
by Lonny and Michelle Cloud

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Hand carved bone waterbird peyote bird pendant

All hand carved from bone and hand painted.

A one of a kind masterful creation.

Wearable art to treasure and pass along for generations.

We only have one of these amazing waterbird necklaces.

Hand carved bone waterbird peyote bird pendant

What are Chevron beads?

Chevron beads are glass beads that originated in Italy in the 15th century. The are also called Rosetta or star beads because of the distinct star burst pattern on each end. Because of their wonderful color and pattern, they became popular with Native American artists. However, they have been made in very small quantities in Italy since the 1950s. Chinese and Indian chevron beads are available.

 

 

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Hand carved bone waterbird peyote bird pendant
Necklace is 24" long.

Hand carved bone waterbird peyote bird pendant  Hand carved bone waterbird peyote bird pendant

Beading is tastefully done in hand made and dyed Burgundy Bone Hairpipe beads, Black Water Buffalo Horn Pipe beads, Red, White and Blue Chevron beads and complimentary sterling silver and crow beads.

Size
Pendant is 3 1/4" long by 3/4" wide
Beaded necklace is 24" long
Materials
Bone Pendant, Bone Hairpipe beads, Water Buffalo Horn Pipe beads, Chevron beads, and Sterling Silver
Artists
Lonny and Michelle Cloud

Native American
Waterbird Pendant with Bead Necklace

$185 plus s/h

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Peyote Bird, Water Bird or Thunderbird?

The Water Bird is a symbol of the renewal of life, rainy seasons, rivers, distant travel, distant vision & wisdom. It is often also referred to as the Peyote Bird because the Water Bird plays a significant part in the Native American Indian Church Peyote meetings and, in fact, since the early 1900's has been the symbol of the NAC.

The Peyote/Water Bird is not a Southwest tradition, but one of the Plains Indians. The Peyote Bird is connected with lightning, thunder and visions. Those who dream of the thunder beings will become Heyokas, those who do things backwards, upside down, or opposite. This is a Lakota way of being. It is part of the medicine of the Heyoka to remind us that we should not take ourselves too seriously - that's why Heyoka is often translated as the "sacred clown".

The Thunderbird is a cross-cultural symbol of the Southwest, Plains and Pacific Northwest tribes as well as in the non-Native world. Much is written about the origin of the symbol and its significance. It has been suggested by some that the symbol was borrowed by Native American artisans from the white man's medal dies. Others claim the Thunderbird has always lived in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. There, carved totem poles are often topped with a Thunderbird with outstretched wings. Looking at a Thunderbird, it is easy to see why it symbolizes power, strength and nobility.

Santo Domingo Puebo artists James and Doris CorizSanto Domingo Puebo artists James and Doris CorizAbout Bone Feather Jewelry

Used by the Plains Indians people for generations, bone and feathers have played an important part of everyday life, ceremonies and adornment.

Lonny and Michelle Cloud were the first modern artists to combine elements of bones and feathers into bone feather jewelry. They have been designing and making their bone feather art for 20 years. Although there have been imitations of their designs the Clouds' work is distinctive and of the finest quality available.

What's more, Lonny has an affinity for horses and, lucky for us, horses are featured in much of his work.

We are offering a variety of Lonny and Michelle Cloud's work for your enjoyment.

Lonny is a registered Lumbee Nation of North Carolina and America. Michelle is a registered Pine Ridge Sioux (Oglala tribe). Their company is called Thunder Puppy Art.

See more of the Clouds' bone feather jewelry:

pin pendants | necklaces and pendants | pendant and earring sets

 


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