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Ah, there *was* no caution in that sleeper; asleep,
but dreaming, and in a kind of fever: what paths he took!
He, so shy, so unwary, how embroiled he was,
with all those spreading tendrils of inner event already
twisted into primitive patterns, into throttling growth, into prowling
animal-like forms. How he gave into it all--. Loved.
Loved his interior world, his secret jungle, that primeval
forest inside him, from whose floor of ancient downfall
his own heart rose, shimmering green, Loved it. Left,
followed his roots into that violent source-world
where his small birth seemed all but nothing. Awestruck,
he descended into the elder blood, into the ravines
where things ghastly lay, still gorged with fathers, And every
Terror recognized him, winked, seemed to understand.
Yes, Horror smiled at him... Smiled
as seldom you smiled, mother. How could he not love
what smiled at him that sweetly?

-from the Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilkeb

Rough black tourmaline and rough natural garnet gemstones among others have been gilded with golden foiling and securely sealed. A cold-forged copper clasp links to a loop of wired velvet. From this hangs a horse hair pendant with salvaged tea tin. An antique needle case found in Uruguay has been leafed as well. This case must be sealed for wearing. Buyer can ask for special prayer to be placed in before I close it permanently or I can send as is so you can insert something precious and seal it yourself with strong adhesive.


I ship Priority, which is safe and fast. However, recently International Priority has become extremely expensive. If you convo me letting me know you will accept any losses or damages, I can ship domestic for $2, Canada for $3.50, Mexico for $5.20 and everywhere else for $6.

Decent into the Elder Blood. Primitive Rustic Choker with Gold Leaf, Garnet, Horse Hair and Customized Prayer Box.


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ceramic beads, rough garnet, rhinestone rondelles, antique tag, gold dipped pyrite, kuchi chain, waxed cord, roman glass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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