Authentic Native American Indian Apache Dreamcatcher
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In the center is a turquoise Zuni Bear Fetish with genuine horn and bone beads of the Sacred Four Directions colors.
Carved bone Eagle Feather amulet.
Hand sewn deer hide Medicine Bag with sacred tobacco, sage and quartz crystals inside.
Paula says -
"A unique combination of Medicine Wheel and Dream Catcher with Bear Spirit in the center. 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."
Traditional red and gold buffalo horn hairpipe beads, carved antiqued bone, white coral beads, red, yellow and black glass mini crow beads, old cobalt and amber trade beads, copper and brass beads on cascading deer hide fringe.
On the dream catcher web is a hand crafted sterling silver Spider Woman amulet. Hoop is wrapped with buttery soft deer skin.
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.
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 and others, self-reliance, and tenacity, longevity.