“People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food."
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. These earrings were probably thought to possess special powers of protection associated with the spirit of the piece. Sometimes the materials had been worked into a different shape, but in most instances, such as in all our Paleo Indian earrings, the naturally-occurring shape was not modified.
These Paleo Indiam Earrings are cut from naturally-occurring shimmering black ivory - The black comes from deposition of volcanic minerals over thousands of years - It is extremely rare! We have very little of this color! The elongated, irregular shape of these earrings occurred by being tide washed on a rocky beach for much of its 8000 years. Black bark edging rims the earrings. Available in Sterling Silver French earwires or posts.
1 1/4 inch high, 1/4 inch wide.