Art-n-facts: "A Feather In The Cap" 1888 Design Necklace
Reimagined Components: 80's Vintage Cowboy Hat, arrow and feather backer strung on 26" Gun Metal 3mm Box Chain.
1888 Nate's Take: "A sunny disposition, a general sense of luck and well being...these are things we must often choose for ourselves. After all what we feel comes from wihin when it is a pure expereince. That which we seek so put us in a good mood from the outside world will always be just out of reach, around the corner or tomorrow. Choose your mood choose your luck!"
From Vaquero to Rodeo the term Cowboy has a much longer history than most know.Between the 1500 & 1700’s The Spanish taught the indigenous people of Mexico how to ride their horses and herd their cattle. This hard work required a rugged personality and the Mexican vaqueroes became legendary for their roping skills and horsemanship. It is said that they would only dismount for the chance to dance with a pretty girl.As time went on more & more Americans adopted a cowboy lifestyle merging the two cultures. Even the word rodeo comes from the Spanish word Rodear.
My Mother used to say that if you came across a feather lying in your path, it’s a sign that you are headed in the right direction, your true path, and you should pick it up and keep it as a talisman of luck for your journey.
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
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!