It is an homage to them payed by reproducing two fundamental elements of their culture: the eagle and the dream catcher. The central body of the Bijoux is composed of a black disk in polymer clay decorated with elements of mother-of-pearl and stones glued to it with smears of clay reminiscent of a spider's web. From this composition emerges the head of an eagle. To complete the disc-"dream catcher" is a series of pendants formed by traditional colored feathers interspersed with sequences of beads and elements in polymer clay and tassel.The upper part of the Jewel consists of a series of semi-spheres in avocado wood interspersed with other elements in polymer clay and is closed by a chain. Being a handmade product, if, on the one hand, its various components do not have a regular shape, on the other hand there can never be a jewel identical to this. The eagle is one of the most sacred animals for Native Americans. Warriors of many tribes wore one or more of its feathers that were sometimes cut, colored or otherwise decorated with some discretion of the bearer, but always according to canons shared within the community.
The Chippewa allowed a warrior who had scalped an enemy to wear two eagle feathers on his head, while the act of capturing a wounded prisoner on the battlefield conferred the honor of wearing five eagle feathers. At the same tribe there was also a particular legend about the dream catcher. A spider wove its web in a corner, near the place where Nokomis, an old woman, used to sleep. The old woman, daily, watched the spider work. One day she was visited by a nephew who, seeing the spider, was frightened and tried to kill it, but her grandmother prevented him.
The young man, astonished, asked her the reason for her behaviour, but she only passed him without giving any answer. The Moon, meanwhile, approached the window, illuminated the web with its rays.Then the spider gave the promised gift to the old woman: a dream catcher. Giving it to the old woman, the spider invited her to observe it carefully, explaining that it would be able to capture the bad dreams, leaving only the beautiful ones in the central hole. The Chippewa Eagle Necklace is part of a collection of ethnic Jewels and Pendants inspired by the traditions and aesthetics of specific tribes, more or less ancient, from various parts of the world. The Project aims to rediscover and enhance the identity and peculiarities of local cultures through the revival and reinterpretation of ethnic jewelry, talismans, amulets to counter the megatrend of communication, of the uprooting/disembedding, of the loss of the memory of the past, triggered and fed by the ideology of globalization. Within ancient tribal cultures, everything worn, especially during religious ceremonies, was cloaked in an aura of mystery and sacredness. Consequently, the jewels, although also having a decorative and ornamental function, first of all, were thought to have deep symbolic and magical values linked to religion and superstition.
To remain faithful to this spirit and since in the realization of ceremonies and magical rituals are fundamental not only the gestures that are performed and the formulas that are pronounced but also the tools that are used, the creation of this mini-sculpture has followed a specific path in tune with the secret rules of the Arcane in order to load it with appropriate energies. Amira Munteanu Bergmann has taken care of the whole production process of the Jewel: from the concept to the creation of the various components, from their assembly to their coloring and decoration. Being a work completely signed by Amira di Transilvania, it is a 100% Made in Italy and handcraft product.For its realization it took 70 hours of work. Its registration in Amira di Transilvnia's Archive.
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