Native American Hand Made (small) Quilled Medicine Wheel

$18.50
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Description

Description

Lakota quillwork from South Dakota. These are called "cangleska" in Lakota and are a ubiquitous symbol of Indian Country. Representing the four cardinal directions, the four winds, the four stages of life, or the four seasons, these are a ubiquitous symbol of Indian Country.

How they are made: Prepared, dyed quills are wrapped around a rawhide framework, held in place by wrapping and folding alone - no thread is used in the process. What they symbolize: The cross in the center represents the sacred number four. This symbolizes natural elements such as the four cardinal directions, the four winds, the four stages of life, or the four seasons. When the sacred colors of black, white, yellow, and red are used, this represents the four winds and the four races. The position of the colors depends on the tribe applying them. For example, some Lakotas use black for the west, white for the north, yellow for the east, and red for the south.

These small wheels range in size from 3/4 to 1 inch. If you have a specific need please let us know in the "comments" section of your order.

Reviews

Reviews (2)

Maria G. Jan 21st 2021

Love it!

I ordered the small wheel and it came beautifully packed in a neat and well padded box. The colors are vibrant and it looks very sturdy and well crafted. Very happy with my purchase.

Sara Monson Nov 4th 2020

Quilled Medicine wheel

Beautiful! Handwork is colorful and detailed.

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SKU:
qwbw-small-medicine-wheel