1.000 x 3.250 inches
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Native American Water Bird Peyote Nac Waterbird Earrings
Jewelry - Acrylic
Native American Water Bird Peyote NAC Waterbird Earrings
Description: 1 inch across at the widest point of the wings and 3.25 inches from the head of Water Bird to the bottom of Eagle feather. Notice the dark part of the eagle feather is shaped like another Water Bird. There are 3 dangling areas � the body of the Water Bird, the tail and the Eagle feather. This creates a graceful and comfortable long length. Surgical steel ear wires. Made from hand crafted hard acrylic. These earrings are so lightweight I forget I have them on.
Symbolism: The Water Bird dives to the bottom of lakes and rivers bringing up medicines and placing them on the shore so the people can use them. The Water Bird has become a symbol of the Native American Church (NAC) and Peyote medicine.
Inspiration: After a Sweat (Inipi) ceremony I dreamed of watching a piece of acrylic shape itself into a Water Bird. My dream repeated itself over and over until I could memorize the complete design of the upper feathers, the body, the tail and the eagle feather with the Water Bird in the darkened area. I am very grateful for our Native American ceremonies. They have been the inspiration for all my art.
Artist: Paula Bidwell of Native Talisman Art is an American Indian artist, jeweler and author. She is also considered an Indigenous Healer and spent many years on the reservation learning traditional healing and ceremony. She combines being an artist and indigenous healer into her art. Paula believes strongly that we are all related and there is very little separation between us. Her art resonates with all cultures and peoples.
August 30th, 2009
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