"Elders MEDICINE WHEEL" Hand Made in the USA of Cherokee Heritage and Inspiration
This a top of the line item made with the best natural materials available (wooden bead color may vary with availability / light or dark wood)
The rings is wrapped with Saddle Brown USA White Tail Deer Lace Leather
This Medicine Wheel is made with Glass and Wooden beads - TOP OF THE LINE!
Adorned with USA Pheasant and Turkey Tail Feathers
Held in place with Translucent Green & Brown GLASS Pony Beads
>If you have bead color requests type that in your order instructions - note that glass beads do not come in all the colors as plastic beads - I will inbox you if I do not have the glass bead color you are requesting
Dimensions: 9", 14" with Leather tied in the middle
This is a great piece of art for a wall or bedroom
The Role of the Medicine Wheel in Cherokee History
The medicine wheel is not an ancient Cherokee word. It is however a concept used by contemporary Cherokee artists of all disciplines. The reason the medicine wheel is a popular native expression is because it represents core principles shared by many indigenous cultures.
Medicine Wheel Symbolism
In addition to being a symbol of the natural cycles of life, the medicine wheel can also represent the Four Directions: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Medicine wheels can also incorporate images that tell the story of creation and represent deities like Father Sky, Mother Earth, and the Great Spirit. It can also be a way to tell the history of any individual tribe through a collectively accepted image. In modern Cherokee and native art, the medicine wheel can become an even more personally meaningful symbol of the artist’s own creative journey. The medicine wheel was thought to also show the path to healing, health, and balance. Also was thought to also show the path to healing, health, and balance.