This is a beautiful Navajo hand crafted ceremonial peace pipe. It includes a Certificate of Authenticity by the artist.
The reverence for the Peace Pipe and the Eagle are combined in this pipe. The foot of the Eagle holds the offering. The small Medicine Wheel represents the Four Winds upon which the attached Eagle feathers soar.
The Fox bone, arrowheads and teeth would have power and meaning exclusively for the owner. The "Peace Pipe" was the very heart of their religion, and political lives as well as intertribal conferences and treaty negotiations.
Medicine Men used it in ceremonies to heal sickness and to ward off danger and trouble. The pipe styles also varied from tribe to tribe and individuals. The Indians fashioned them from bone, wood, clay and a variety of stone materials. But in one respect all were the same; all were sacramental and were believed to be of divine inspiration. The bowl was the alter and in it was burned the sacred offering, Tobacco.
It has an antiqued finish and is wrapped in buckskin. Feathers are fashioned along the handle along with tassels and arrowheads. The Eagle claw is synthetic and the bowl is made from antler and is also antiqued for an authentic Indian look.©
SIZE: Approximately 21" from tip to end
As with all hand-made art, size and coloring will vary with each piece.