Reimagined Components: Vintage black rectangular cocktail pendant with upcycled brass chains and feathers strung on a braided brass rope chain. Neck chain length is 16", full length is 21".
1888's Take: Much like the roots of a tree or the mycelial network below mushrooms of a forest, we are all interconnected in a multitude of ways.
A chain helps to connect one thing to another, serving a symbolic nature of unity and connectedness.
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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