This coin is a copy of the tattoo I bear on my upper left arm. It serves as a reminder of the past and my heritage. I now share its beauty and meaning with you in metal form.
The Medicine Wheel is a symbol of peace, its crosspieces represent the 4 winds or directions, the quadrants represent the seasons. I have made this more personal with each feather representing an element; The Firebird-Fire, the Dolphin-Water, the Howling Wolf- Earth and the Butterfly- Air.
The center represents the directions like a Compass Rose but look closely and you will see patterns with more meaning. The very center under the blue is the symbol of the Zia; seen as the symbol of the sun, and also of the 4 directions and the repetition of life on earth. Under the red are the rays of the Morning Star; the brightest star on the dawn's horizon, often honored as a sign of courage and purity of spirit, and under the yellow is the pattern that has many meanings, it is used in Wedding Baskets to represent; man & woman, cloud tips, night & day, landscapes & distant horizons.
- Size: 45mm, Feathers 23mm x 5.17mm
- Thickness: 3.5mm, Feathers 2.0mm
- Editions: Gold, Silver, Antique Golc, Antique Silver, Copper (w/ 4 color feathers)
- Designer(s): CCWashburn with some help from Jackalgirl
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