Lakota Crafters White Leather with Light Beads Medicine Wheel by Brenda Good Lance
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This medicine wheel is made on a wire hoop wrapped in leather. Tightly tied leather strips threaded through glass pony beads form the four spokes of the medicine wheel. The medicine pouch is leather with sinew stitching and is decorated with brass beads, hairpipe bone beads and glass beads. The diameter of this wheel is 5" and the tassels measure 10" long.
The medicine wheel is a sacred symbol to the Lakota. The four colors symbolize the four directions: North, South, East and West. East to West is the path of the sun. North to South is the path of man. THe place where those lines cross symbolizes the place where a man prays. The circle symbolizes the continuous cycle of life and death. IN the center on the dream catcher is a medicine pouch with sage inside.
Brenda Good Lance is a full-blooded Lakota and lifetime resident of the Pine Ridge Reservation. Brenda is fluent in Lakota. She has been making and selling art since she was 16 years old and has been in the business for over 40 years.