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1/2" W x 2 1/2" Sterling Silver Barrette featuring the Kokopelli & Prayer Feathers symbols by Darren Seweyestewa.
Kokopelli: This character is known as the fertility god,humped back flute player, or shape changer and was revered by all Native American People who knew of him. His representation can be found carved on the side of cliffs, inside caves, mimicked by Kachina Dolls and even in personal adornment. He is generally known to bring good luck and fortune. Among the Hopi people he carries unborn children on his back passing them out to women. Kokopelli also takes part in marriage rituals, crop rituals and he also chases away winter and brings in spring. Kokopelli can also appear with has consort, Kokopelmana.
Prayer Feathers: Prayer feathers or "Pahos" are created out of cottonwood root or cedar and have specific feathers attached to catch the wind. They are generally created to communicate with the Creator of the Kachinas and are used to accomplish specific tasks of protection and blessings.
Size: 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Material: Sterling Silver
Artist: Darren Seweyestewa
Origin: Hopi Pueblo - N. Ariz
Ships In: 1-2 Business Days
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