Primitive Desert Prayer Wheel Talisman Necklace + Vintage + Antique + Movable Elements

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Primitive Desert Prayer Wheel Talisman Necklace + Vintage + Antique + Movable Elements

275.00

A silver talisman stacked horizontally with a variety of moving rings and discs

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:: Desert Prayer Wheel ::

+++ Contains Ancient Alaskan Walrus Ivory: For US Domestic Sale Only +++

For this unusual pendant, several rings and discs have been collected on a wishbone shaped sterling armature. I imagine them to have been gathered by a desert sojourner and kept as a means for reconnection to significant times, places, events…kind of like a medicine bundle of elements that can be turned like prayer wheels.

Included are three metal clay talismans from far afield. The largest is a fine silver disc that was directly impressed in raw clay form on a rock in the Mojave; it lies on the desert floor between the Turtle and Stepladder Mountain Wildernesses in eastern California. The larger bronze ring was molded from central New Mexico fossil rock over 300 million years old, when the desert was a shallow sea near the equator. And the smaller bronze ring was molded from a fragment of weathered juniper found near the Dillard Site in southwestern Colorado (within view of Mesa Verde), an important Basketmaker cultural site.

To these are added elements from even farther afield: an antique shell currency from New Guinea, a vintage bronze coin (with gorgeous patina) from British West Africa, an excavated bronze ring from Eastern Europe, and a handmade stoneware disc.

The sterling silver armature was hammered on desert rock, oxidized and hand finished.

The talisman hangs on a strand of hand-faceted brass beads from Africa, Asian brass seed beads, and cast bronze discs. There are also three beads made from ancient ivory found on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, one of painted clay from Taos, New Mexico, and a couple fine silver nuggets from Thailand.

Definitely an intriguing mix!

SIZE: The necklace measures 19" from the back of your neck to the end of the pendant when worn.  The pendant measures 3 1/2” x 1 7/8” x 1”.

CARE:  Rinse with cool water and gently blot dry to clean.

PRESENTATION: This necklace will come to you beautifully giftwrapped in an earth-friendly and recycled gift box.  Please see the Shop Policies below for details.

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