RESERVED + Primitive Fossil Ivory Talisman Bundle + Handmade Yucca Cordage + Ancient Beads + Fine Silver Elements

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RESERVED + Primitive Fossil Ivory Talisman Bundle + Handmade Yucca Cordage + Ancient Beads + Fine Silver Elements

245.00

A fragment of archaic dreaming...fossil ivory bundled with organic fine silver forms, wrapped with handmade yucca cordage and linen, adorned with ancient and contemporary beads.  Handwoven linen cord.

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:: This necklace has been Reserved for a special customer ::

:: Dreamer's Talisman ::

:: This talisman contains fossil walrus ivory, and can only be sold to customers in the US ::

A slender talisman of bundled and wrapped elements, straight from the desert dreamtime.  The base is a long, flat artifact fragment made of fossil walrus ivory, excavated from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska.  Its polished surface displays a beautiful range of rich browns and tans.  Two long, sinuous sticks of fine silver fit closely to the ivory; these were handformed from precious metal clay, and kiln fired.  After firing I left their velvety surfaces untouched save for a bit of oxidation, which emerged as subtle, dusty hues of iridescent blue, rust and gold.  I created the third fine silver element at the western edge of Taos Gorge, several hundred feet above the Rio Grande, by pressing a disc of unfired clay into the spiral head of a stem of dried grass.  This was then carefully carried home, fired, oxidized and lightly burnished. 

All elements and beads were securely lashed to the ivory with my own handmade yucca cordage and fine Baltic natural linen yarn.  I prepared the yucca fibers from our own wild plants and patiently twisted the fine cordage using primitive Native techniques.  Other elements strung on the cordage and fibers include a shell disc from Africa, ancient shell and stone beads excavated in Central Asia, and tiny seed beads of Czech glass.

The pendant has been woven onto a cord that was also made with the soft Baltic linen.  This, too has been threaded with a few small ancient Asian beads, as well as a snake vertebra from Africa.  

You will love this piece...quietly primitive and yet with elegant lines, this is an understated but evocative call from the dreaming ground of the desert. 

SIZE:  The pendant measures 4 1/2", or 115mm, in length.  The necklace with pendant measures 21 1/2", or 55cm, from the back of your neck to the end of the pendant when worn.

CARE:   To clean, rinse briefly in cool water and gently blot dry, or simply wipe very gently with a soft, damp cloth.  I almost always rinse my handwoven necklaces after wearing, especially in the summer, and have never had them discolor or look soiled.  The linen cord may be spot cleaned if necessary by soaking in a detergent made for delicate fabric.  I don't recommend soaking the pendant portion beyond a brief rinse.  Stubborn stains can be removed with a spot remover.  Regardless of the method, do not scrub the cord to prevent damage.

PRESENTATION: The Dreamer's Talisman will come to you beautifully giftwrapped.  See my shop policies below for details.

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