About This Item
Beautiful jewelry, like the Raging River Earrings, has always been a part of life for the tribal people of the Southeastern United States. Copper was traded from the Great Lakes regions beginning about 3000 years ago and fashioned into earrings, necklaces, and ceremonial objects. Ornate adornments made of clay, copper, gold, carved stone, incised pink mussel shell and freshwater pearls have been worn into modern times. Intricate pink mussel shell necklaces are still carved today by several Muscogee Creek, Chickasaw, and Cherokee craftsmen.
Water plays an important role in not only daily life but the spiritual life for the Cherokee people. “Going to Water” is an important ritual in cleansing the spirit and renewing the soul. These earrings honor that history with stamped “waves” of water cascading down the oval copper disk.
- Measuring 1 1/2 inches long x 7/8 inches wide.
- Copper ear wires
- Material: Copper