Tan Navajo Medicine Wheel Leather Necklace
Made by Curtis Bitsui & family Navajo Tribe USA
Pictures are representative of the style and colour of the item. Colours of the beads or feathers may vary.
Medicine Wheel-Wheel of life
The medicine wheel is an all encompassing system of life common to most Native American traditions. It has four directions: the East, South, West and the North. Here is one simple interpretation of what each direction represents:
- East: yellow / mental / air / birth / eagle
- South: white / emotional / water / childhood / coyote
- West: black / physical / earth / adulthood / bear
- North: red / spiritual / fire / elder / buffalo
Whole books have been written about the medicine wheel and what each direction represents and the exact colours and positions of the various elements can vary between tribes and teachers but this does not matter too much (as long as you stick with the system you become familiar with) as the basic message is that to live to your highest potential and happiness you must put all four aspects into balance. This is a system (like the Kaballah is a system) that can be studied and applied to daily living. The medicine wheel as a symbol is a symbol of balance and reconciliation with yourself. To wear or have around you this symbol states your intention to live in balance and manifest the joy and peace this balance will bring. The four colours also represent the Asian people / white people / black people / and the native people so in this way the medicine wheel is also a symbol of world peace as well as inner peace.
Curtis Bitsui is a member of the Navajo tribe and lives in the USA. We trade directly with this artist making sure he receives a fair price for his work. All items will be good quality but because of the hand made nature of the goods it is possible that crafts such as these may have small differences between them. These small differences (if there are any) should be seen as a testimony to the fact that you are buying authentic Native American crafts.
We at The Spirit Shop think that this Tan Navajo Medicine Wheel Leather Necklace is a great choice for a gift due to its uniqueness and value for money.