My Spirit Inside
Title: Ninjichaak Biinjima (My Spirit Inside)
Artist: Zhaawano Giiizhik
Type: Massive sterling silver clamp-on cuff bracelet featuring stylized eagle feathers, oxydized hand-stamped designs, and an oxydized, overlay bear paw design on the inside
Materials: Sterling silver, 14K yellow gold
Sizes: Approx. 0.18 inch thick and 0.8 inch wide (4.5 mm thick and 20 mm wide)
Price: From 2,245 USD* /2,920 CAD*/2.300 EUR** (executed in sterling silver with 14K gold feathers)
Item number: JEWELRY-2-1GF
Price: From 1,492 USD* /1,940 CAD*/1.500 EUR** (executed in sterling silver with sterling silver feathers)
Item number: JEWELRY-2-1SF
*Shipping costs included, US and Canadian tax rates excluded.
**Shipping costs excluded, Dutch BTW included.
Please note that persons who hold a Canadian First Nations status card and live and work on their reserve are generally tax exempt.
Giimoodad: a hidden symbol of power
Woodland Art jeweler Zhaawano designed and crafted this massive sterling silver cuff bracelet. It is a solid, hand-
hammered piece, about 0,18 inch thick, and it features six gold feathers and an overlay design of a bear paw inside. The combined images of eagle feather and bear paw, a symbol of ultimate spiritual power, have intrigued Zhaawano for as long as he can remember.
The bear paw design inside the bracelet is giimoodad or a 'hidden symbol': a stylized epitome of the notion that often what is inside a living being or a person is more beautiful than what we see on the surface. Although the gold eagle feathers on the outside of the bracelet attract the most attention, it is the bear paw in the interior that symbolizes the SOUL of the piece. It is the ESSENCE of spirit.