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RESERVED for GRACE - Gourd Art - Native American Inspired "Grandfather Holding Medicine Wheel Shield" - OOAK

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Native Americans who follow the old ways have a special connection to Mother Earth, and all its creatures. This resonates with me. I am a member of the Native American Forum: Walking The Red Road here on Etsy. They are an incredible group. I dedicate "Grandfather Holding Medicine Wheel Shield to the Walking The Red Road Team!

I created Grandfather to honor the elders. They are wise and compassionate and can teach us many things. Aho! [It is so]

He holds a Plains Tribe Medicine Wheel Shield. It is a mirror image of the correct color placement, as it is a spiritual reflection from grandfather's prayers. Wado Sandra of Spirit Bear Creations for that insight.

The term "Medicine" as it is used by First Nations people does not refer to drugs or herbal remedies. It is used within the context of inner spiritual energy and healing or an enlightened experience often referred to as "spiritual energy's"... The Medicine Wheel and its sacred teachings assist individuals along the path towards mental, spiritual, emotional and physical enlightenment.
The Medicine Wheel teachings are based on a circular pattern and cyclical set of four: the four Seasons, the four stages of Life, the four Bio-psychosocial and spiritual aspect of a person. Native American medicine also includes plants, animals, and minerals/rocks.

"Grandfather" is a Native American inspired art gourd made from a large egg gourd with Apoxie Sculpt embellishments.

Apoxie Sculpt is a wonderful air dried clay. It allows me to add a three dimensional element to my gourd creations that I really enjoy. I was a potter for many years and missed clay until I found Apoxie Sculpt. :)

Grandfather's face, arms, hair, jewelry, stand, blanket and fringe is made from Apoxie Sculpt.

Grandfather stands approximately 5-1/2 inches [14 cm] tall and 3-1/2 inches [8.9 cm] wide

This is an original, one of a kind design and will not be duplicated by me.

Signed by the artist.

International shipping is available, please contact me with the specific item and shipping address so I can provide you with options and the best shipping charge.
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RESERVED for GRACE - Gourd Art - Native American Inspired "Grandfather Holding Medicine Wheel Shield" - OOAK

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: gourd, clay, acrylic paint, acrylic sealer
  • Feedback: 35 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from New Mexico, United States.
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