Authentic Native American Indian Apache Dreamcatcher
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10" diameter hoop wrapped in soft deer skin.
On the top of the hoop is a crown of peahen feathers.
Center of Spider Woman's web is a Zuni hand-carved turquoise bear totem.
In the web is an eagle feather carved from buffalo bone.
Also in the web is a 1000 year old Hohokam pottery shard.
Whitehawk - Apache
DC131 - $395 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 Cynthia Whitehawk.
"Center of Spider Woman's web is a hand-carved Zuni turquoise bear totem. Also in the web are an eagle feather carved from buffalo bone and a 1000 year old Hohokam pottery shard. On the rim is a medicine pouch.
"Comes with Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist."
30 from top of hoop to bottom of golden deerskin fringe.
On the edge of the hoop is a medicine bag is filled with sacred sage and crystals.
Fringe is decorated with red buffalo horn beads, buffalo bone beads and brass beads.
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.
EAGLE: The eagle is a symbol of power, healing and wisdom. The eagle represents enlightenment reached through inner work, understanding and reclaiming our personal power. Tenacity, clear vision & patience, living in balance with Spirit and Earth. Eagle connects one with Great Spirit, the Great Mystery, opening the soul to greater healing. It tells you that the universe is giving you the opportunity to fly above your life's worldly levels, or above the shadow of past realities, granting yourself permission to be free in order to reach all the joy that your heart desires, and Spirit requires.