Loon Reciprocity

Ojibwe Woodland art style loon pendant of overlay gold and silver

Maangwag Maada'oonidiwin (Loon Reciprocity)

Type: Slightly dome-curved, Ojibwe pictographic outline-style pendant constructed with the aid of the overlay technique
Materialssterling silver; inlay of 14K red gold
Sizes1.75 in (40 mm) diameter pendant
Price 897 CAD* / 713 USD*/ 600 EUR **  (silver snake necklace not included)         
Item number: JEWELRY-1-12

*Shipping costs included, US and Canadian tax rates excluded. The actual price depends on the current price of silver and gold and current EURO/DOLLAR exchange rates
**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.


I am only a blink
My whispers you
will hear
within the echoes
of a deep retreat

Oceans apart but
our souls are so
very near 
Streches of
land so far away
you are in my
mind throughout 
the day

I breathe you in...
Love has no
distance between
You and I.

©Dorie Alexander 

Inspired by the late great Woodland Cree Medicine Painter Jackson Beardy (1944-1984)

"This piece depicting two stylized loons curved around a sun is a tribute to Jackson Beardy. The first paintings by him I ever laid eyes on were 'Communication' and ´Loon And Fish´. That was even before I saw the art of Norval... I was still a teenager, about 14 years old and they made a lasting impression on me. I have both reproductions hang on my wall next to my work bench.

The above poem, to me, perfectly reflects what the symbolism of the piece means to me. It was written by an Anishinaabekwe whose gentle soul has awoken me to a new reality and potential that I feel may shape my life and art in ways yet unimaginable. "

- Zhaawano Giizhik

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