Reimagined Components: Vintage horseshoe, arrow and copper feather strung on 26" brown leather
1888's Take: Sometimes all we need is a little rest and repair..and if we don't take it then the universe will find a way to slow us down...Like the horse if It is run without rest it will eventually stop being willing to even walk....and if its shoes are not maintained then they will fail and again the horse and its rider will be forced to slow and stop. Remember to rest not only for yourself but those around you as well.
Horseshoes have been a classic symbol for good luck for centuries not only in the western world, but in different civilizations all over the globe. The Chinese saw its long, curved body style similar to that of Nagendra- the sacred snake. The Turks associated its shape with the crescent moon, the symbol of Isis and their beloved country. The Romans saw it as a symbol of luck within the military, as the tired soldiers got a break from marching on foot when an officer brought the men to a halt if a horseshoe was lost from their horse.
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!
My Mother always said that if you find a feather it’s a symbol that you are on your true path, that you should pick it up and keep it for luck on your journey. Feathers have commonly 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.
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