“There is memory in the forest.”
As far as we know, Paleo Native Americans have always believed that everything in nature is not only physical, but also has a powerful spirit. Many archeological sites show that, as early as 10,000 years ago, Paleo Native Americans were wearing earrings made from natural materials such as walrus and mammoth ivory, found pebbles, shells, etc. Sometimes the materials had been worked into a different shape, but in most instances, such as in our Paleo Indian earrings, the naturally-occurring shape was not modified. The elongated, irregular shape of these earrings occurred by being stream washed on a river beach for much of its 30,000 years. These earrings were probably thought to posess special powers of protection associated with the spirit of the piece.
Our Paleo Indian earrings are an embodiment of such spirit earrings. Made with a polished irregular-as-found cross section of rare, 30,000 year old very dark Fossil Mammoth Ivory. These interesting Mammoth pieces dangle from two graduated dark, 25,000 year old Fossil Mammoth Ivory beads and two garnet beads. (Note: Red is the color of life in Arctic cultures.)Sterling Silver ear wires, of course. You will always look forward to wearing this interesting and powerful pair of earrings!
Available in Sterling Silver French earwires or posts.
1 ½ inch high, 1/2 inch wide.