Authentic Native American Man-in-a-Maze Earrings

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Cyrus Josytewa - Hopi Sterling Silver
Man-in-a-Maze Earrings

HK Item #NE584 - Wire-style

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Authentic Native American sterling silver Man-in-a-Maze wire earrings by Hopi Cyrus Josytewa

Cyrus Josytewa - Hopi
Sterling Silver
Man-in-a-Maze Earrings
Wire-style

NE584 - $95 plus s/h

      
material

Sterling Silver, Read about silver

size
1 3/4" long including earwire x 1" wide
hallmarks
stamped: CYRUS JOSYTEWA
STERLING
artist
Cyrus Josytewa, Hopi

Questions or more details.

What is the "Man In A Maze"?

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The figure known as the "Man In A Maze," depicts a man entering or exiting a labyrinth. It is a theme seen on baskets from as far back as the nineteenth century and occasionally in Navajo silver art. Such depictions of labyrinths are also found in ancient petroglyphs (Native American rock art).

The symbol can represent a person's journey through life. The maze contains many twists and turns, meant to represent choices made in life. The center is round and dark, so the journey can be from darkness to light or vice versa depending on which way you are headed!

Some interpret the center as a representation of a person's dreams and goals. When you reach the center, you have reached your goals and the sun god there blesses you and helps you pass into the next world.

Another interpretation of this symbol is that the man represents the human seed and the maze is the womb. As the man enters the maze, he creates new life which represents reincarnation or eternal life.

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