Authentic Native American Indian Navajo Peyote Bird Pendant
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Loretta Bia - Navajo Sterling Silver Chip Inlay
Peyote Bird Pendant

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Hand made Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver Peyote Bird

Chip inlay is also called "tweezer" inlay
because each chip of stone is laid in place
with a tweezer, like laying cobblestones.

 

Stones  
Turquoise, Coral
Height  
1 3/4 "
Width  
1 1/8 "
Hallmarks   
STERLING
Artist
Loretta Bia , Navajo

This unique Chip Inlay Pendant
has
turquoise and coral chips which bring the Peyote Bird to life !

 

Comes with an 18" sterling silver chain

 

Navajo Chip Inlay
Peyote Bird Pendant

$45 SOLD

 

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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.


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