Water Spider Sun Circle Medallion

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Water Spider Sun Circle Medallion
Item: BEA-SPIDER

This medallion I have done in the shape of a sun circle. The spider design was often carved into stone suncircles and shell gorgets. I have colored the circles in the sun circle with the colors of the four directions to match the circle on her back. The circle on her back has several meanings/interpretations. It is the commonly recognized 4 direction symbol. This symbol is also considered a power symbol for the chief. In the waterspider story where she brings back the fire for the first council fire this circle is the bowl she spun to carry back the coals. It also is a symbol of the council fire with logs to each of the four directions. The fire built in the center of the council and the logs were pushed in as the fire burned.

This necklace was hand beaded and is backed with black leather.    It features  porcelain cabs with  a water spider design. The spider design was transferred to the cabs and then hand painted with china paints for a very durable heirloom finish.  It is beaded with size 15japanese beads.  The cord is woven with the same beads.

Size:  Medallion is 3 inches  (75mm) in diameter.   It is on a 26 inch beaded cord.
           
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