Walks Around the Earth
Title: Giiwitaagamig Bimose (Walks Around the Earth)
Artist: Zhaawano Giiizhik
Type: Hand-hammered, hand-stamped Anishinaabe overlay storyteller clamp-on cuff bracelet featuring shadowbox settings
Materials: Sterling silver, 14K yellow gold, turquouse, red coral
Sizes: Approx. 1.378 inch wide (35 mm wide)
Price: from 1,355.00 USD* / 1,755.00 CAD* / 1,300 EUR** (executed in sterling silver with 14K yellow gold shadowbox settings)
Item number: JEWELRY-2-7
*Shipping costs included, US and Canadian tax rates excluded.
** Shipping costs excluded, Dutch VAT included.
Please note that persons holding a Canadian First Nations status card and living and working on their reserve are generally tax exempt.
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So This Is How Big This Land Will Be...
A great story linking Wolf to the creation of the world:
"This is a story about Wiisagejaak we call him. He walks throughout the land. He wasn't too pleased with himself. This earth of ours, flooded, he called the muskrat to dive down to get a piece of earth. So really the muskrat brought some for him. He dried it and blew it. After he blew it they were on an island. The next time he blew it he couldn't see across or how big the island was. And again he blew it, he made a wolf. Then he told him to run around to see how big our land was. He was away for four nights, then he came back, then he said this land of ours would be too small. He blew it again, the earth. Then he sent the wolf off again to run around it. Now he was away for four weeks this time, that wolf. He said the earth was still too small... So again he blew the earth. Then finally after fourteen years he got back. He was a very old wolf after fourteen years of running. So this is how big this land will be, that's how he finished."*
*Told by George Peequaquat of northern Saskatchewan; from the book 'Bits of Dough, Twigs of Fire' by Nick Johnson.
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