1970s Navajo Peyote Birds Silver Ring
1970s Navajo Peyote Birds Silver Ring estate sourced in Santa Fe, New Mexico. An elongated oval sterling silver setting that holds two beautiful inlay birds, one in turquoise and one in coral. Ring size 9.
The Water Bird is a symbol of the renewal of life, rainy seasons, rivers, distant travel, distant vision & wisdom. It is often also referred to as the Peyote Bird because the Water Bird plays a significant part in the Native American Indian Church Peyote meetings and, in fact, since the early 1900’s has been the symbol of the NAC.
The peyote bird is associated with the Plains Indians and the water bird is associated with the Hohokam culture. And yet many people consider these symbols to be very similar or the same.
The red and blue correspond to the colors correspond to the masculine and feminine (red/blue respectively).