Biidaanakwad (Hither Flying Cloud)

Hopi-style silver and gold bolo tie inspired on the Hopi Butterfly Dance Song Poli Tiwa Tawi inspired bolo tie handcrafted by jeweler Zhaawano Giizhik
Biidaanakwad Hopi-style overlay bolo tie

Title: Biidaanakwad (Hither Flying Cloud)
TypeHopi-style bolo tie with black braided leather cord provided with conical tips
Materials: sterling silver (slide, tips), 18K yellow gold (stone setting), handcut natural Kingman turquoise
Sizes: approx. 1.299 x 3.267 inch (ca. 33 x 83 mm) slide; 
0.157 inch (4 mm) diamater cord, 18.5 inch (47 cm) long.
Price:  875.00 USD*/1,117.00 CAD*/800 EUR** 
Item number: JEWELRY-5-4

*Shipping costs included, US and Canadian tax rates excluded. Price depends on 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.

Hopi Butterfly Dance Song

This elegantly designed bolo tie, handcrafted by Zhaawano Giizhik, has an abstract, stylized design that's inspired by the Hopituh Sinom, or Hopi People, from northeastern Arizona and their beautiful ceremonial songs. The title of the bolo tie, biidaanakwad, is a word from Anishinaabemowin (the Ojibwe language) meaning "Hither Flying Cloud," - literally: "A Cloud Approaches." Both title and design reflect the connection that Native Peoples know exists between the plant world and Grandfather Thunder.
"Now for corn-blooms we wrestle,
Now for bean-blooms we wrestle.
We are youths, amid the corn,
Chasing each other in sport,
Playing with butterfly-maidens.
This way, this way!
Thunder will move this way,
We shall summon the thunder here,
That the maiden-plants
Upward may help one another to grow."
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