Reimagined Components: Antique Buffalo Nickel, Real Coyote Tooth, Arrow & Feather Necklace Strung On 26" Brown Leather.
1888 Nate's Take: "We so often take things as they are first presented without questioning...this is understandable when you think of the enormous amount of information the human brain has to process simply to allow a person to function in this world...but taking a moment to ask why and seek out the answer even when it proves challenging will steady the foundation of your decision making and soon become habitual, natural and enormously beneficial."
My Mother always said that if you find a feather it’s a symbol that you are on your true path, you should pick it up & keep it for luck on your journey. Commonly has represented everything from the center of the cosmos to luck. Used in countless cultures around the globe for rituals, ceremonies, as a status symbol or even a plain ol' writing tool the feather can also be a symbol of versatility. The Navajo Indians used hawk and eagle feathers to make their “Headdress of feathers”. Only warriors who had displayed extraordinary bravery were allowed to wear it. In the stories created by our jewelry, 1888's feathers represent freedom & the need to soar towards passion. Oh, & a little good luck never hurts.
Coyotes in Native American folklore often represent hidden wisdom and a strong sense of humor!
~Buffalo Nickel: 1913 to 1938~
Sculptor James Earle Fraser was commissioned to beautify the US nickel. The result was a stunning depiction of an American bison, a symbol of strength, courage, prosperity, challenge, and survival. The obverse side depicts the profile of a South Western Native American Cheif. It is believed that three different American Indians sat for Fraser while creating his designs. Two were named by Fraser before his death, Chief Iron Tail of the Lakota Sioux and Chief Two Moons of the Cheyenne. He could not recall the name of the third person...
Follow your Arrow. An arrow knows where it will land the moment it is let loose. Once the archer releases, there is no second chance. At birth we all begin a journey with our inner arrow guiding the way, so follow your arrow, feel the wind in your hair & enjoy the ride!