This simple crescent moon on a faux leather band is for the dreamers, the mystics, and the lovers of the moon.
Whether we consider ourselves earth-spirited, forest dwellers, or simply a romantic-at-heart, many things come to mind when we think of the moon.
It might be magick, love, or deities like Selene and Baba Yaga.
But, depending on the moon’s phase, we might also imagine the Triple Goddess. This sacred archetype represents the hidden power of the matriarchy and the Divine Feminine aspect of the psyche.
Within the Triple Goddess, we find the Maiden, Mother, and Crone. Much has been written about these enchanting ladies, so we’ll spare you the details. The most important thing to keep in mind is that each one is unique, but together they represent a person’s journey from childhood to old age, and beyond. The Triple Goddess shares lessons about birth, growth, and death, and reminds us that the answers we seek await in the waxing, full, and waning phases of the moon.
The Appalachian Mountains Bracelet Set
The Appalachian Mountains sprawls over 2000 miles. That’s fourteen states and almost the entire eastern coast of the United States. Seeing as how the Appalachian Mountains are among some of the oldest in North America (believed to be at least 480 million years old), it should come as no surprise there’s an abundance of Appalachian lore. Stories of faeries, spirits, and otherworldly creatures lurking in these woods have been around for centuries. This bracelet is a nod to the forest and mountain-dwelling spirits that keep us safe in the wild.
Set of bracelets with silver mountain charms. Keep them all or hand out as friendship bracelets.
Peruvian Friendship Bracelets- Set of 3
Most people think that the origin of friendship bracelets was in Central and South America from the indigenous people of those lands. Legend has it, that when you tie the bracelet on the wrist of a friend, you may make a wish. The bracelet must be worn until it falls from the wrist as a symbol of that friendship. Once it falls off, the wish will come true. Set of three handmade Peruvian friendship bracelets. Designs chosen at random.
Peruvian Aguayo Cuff
Junes delivery is a handmade Peruvian cuff with aguayo detail.
Even if you don’t know this fabric by name, there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with the vibrant colors and texture of aguayo.
Today, these rainbow threads are woven into jewelry, handbags, bedding, and leather goods.
But before artisans started incorporating this woolen textile into fashion accessories, aguayo was part of the traditional dressing in the Andes region.
It still is today.
Locals in Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, and Ecuador rely on large squares of aguayo to carry children, supplies, and food. When not using for transport, men and women drape these thick shawls over their backs and shoulders as an extra layer of protection from the harsh elements in the Andes Mountains.
Although visible throughout the entire region, not all aguayos are created equal.
Peruvian aguayos look different from those made in Bolivia. Bolivian aguayos stand apart from the weavings of Ecuador. No two creations are the same.
The distinct styles and patterns have just as much to do with the weaving techniques as they do with storytelling.
You see, as weavers intertwine each thread, they are not just creating a physical object, they are sharing a story. It might be a story about their culture, a historical tale about their community, or a mystical retelling of a dream.
So, if you’ve ever wondered if handmade items carry the energy of their creators—in the case of this month’s Stella, it’s true. We wish you the best of luck while you search for symbols and decipher the messages that were lovingly embedded into your aguayo cuff.
Alpaca silver, pattern chosen at random
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