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ZHAAWANART FISHER STAR CREATIONS®

Native American-inspired jewelry: A unique art project by jeweler artist Zhaawano

Jewelry designer sharing Anishinaabe stories under the light of the Fisher Star


Native Woodland artist Zhaawano Giizhik presents to you with a humble and grateful heart his unique art project named ZhaawanArt Fisher Star, a venture of unbound Love, Vision, and Creativity in the ancient and sacred tradition of the Anishinaabe and Cree storytellers. The traditional, allegorical narrative of the Fisher Star, Zhaawano's favorite tale, runs through his blood and his works of art. Not only does Zhaawano offer you as a jewelry artist and storyteller at heart an exciting variety of exclusive handcrafted jewelry and wedding and clan rings, but he also uses his website as a unique platform for showcasing fine art by kindred Medicine Painter artists who draw from the same cultural and artistic source.

Please view your favorite menus by clicking the links in the vertical top menu bar - or, if you are using a cell/smart phone, the navigation button in the top right corner of the screen.

The gray button/buttons at the top of the page will give you access to the menus displaying Zhaawano's unique collections of Native American-inspired wedding rings, clan rings, and storyteller jewelry. See also the slideshow to the right (above if you are using a cell/smart phone) and the beneath YouTube video for an impression of Zhaawano's collection of Seven Grandfather Teachings wedding rings. Click here, here and here to find out about the Native Woodland Medicine Painters tradition and the age-old Anishinaabe Midewiwin philosophy and worldview behind Zhaawano's work.  

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Contemporary jewelry and wedding rings inspired by Ojibwe storytelling traditions


ZhaawanArt Fisher Star Creations® is proud to offer you a great variety of one-of-a-kind, highly finished Native American-inspired wedding rings, wedding jewelry, designer jewelry, and clan rings, all made of Eco-friendly gold, silver, platinum, and various other metals.

Throughout the years Woodland Art jeweler Zhaawano, who usually handcrafts his pieces from materials like 14 or 18K gold, sterling silver, platinum, palladium, zirconium, titanium, steel, and precious stones, developed a distinctly personal style, drawing on traditional Native American silver and goldsmithing techniques as well as on Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) form and symbol, yet adding his own contemporary sense of color and design. Each and every piece, designed and made by hand with a special prayer, shows certain personal touches of his artistry, his individual style showing through the larger traditions.

A unique collection of Storyteller rings based on the Teachings of the Midewiwin


The road to regaining pride in culture and self


 Digital artwork by Woodland jeweler Zhaawano Giizhik expressing pride in Ojibwe Anishinaabe culture

Native Spirit of the Fisher Star

Being a contemporary artist inspired by the past, Zhaawano, along with befriended artists who draw from the same source and whose work you will find on this website, look to the traditional symbols of the Anishinaabe Peoples as a foundation of a great variety of paintings, jewelry designs, pencil drawings, digital art, and writings. By using ‘spirit memory’, the remembrance of ancestral knowledge, Zhaawano and kindred Woodland artists seek to re-introduce through their works of art and stories the ancient world view of their People and channel it into the contemporary consciousness. In other words, they seek to find ways within their art and writings to render the cultural expressions of yesterday into a contemporary imagery, to translate it into the language of today.
 
This art project, or creative collaboration of kindred spirits, is called "Native Spirit of the Fisher Star."
 
Native Spirit of the Fisher Star was initiated by Zhaawano in the hope to be able to help make his People aware of, and give them a sense of pride in, their culture and the lifeways of the ancestors - and, most important of all, to help his People regain a quiet and benign sense of pride in themselves and make them aware of all that they can accomplish in the here and now.
 
Miigwech for embarking with Zhaawano on this wonderful creative and spiritual journey...
 
- Illustration: "The First Feather", digital art by Zhaawano
Native American wedding rings traditional Anishinaabe wedding

Click on the above image of the wedding couple to learn more about the Seven Grandfather Teachings of the Anishinaabe Midewiwin that provide a unique theme to my jewelry, wedding & clan rings, and written stories.

- Illustration: Pen-and-ink drawing by Zhaawano