Sun and Moon Medicine Shield
Wrapped in recycled fur from a 1930's hand muff. The Pelt in the center of the hoop is Caribou. The four directional ties are wrapped in the colors of the four directions and symbolic to the four race color of peoples. Each wrap on the ties is adorned with the four colors in beads, signifying the virtues of all peoples and places within each direction. We are all Related! The Fetish at the center depicts the Sun (in hammered Copper) overlapped and adorned with the Crescent Moon (Hammered Sterling Silver). The bead that hangs is that of a small Moon Stone, originally from a Rosary from the early 1900s. The Fetish pendant, symbolic of the Masculine/Feminine, can be removed and worn.