Deep sounding Kokopelli glass wind chime made from a high fire stoneware clay.
This hand rolled 3-1/2" disc (9cm) was carved with the Native American petroglyph symbol, fired, then glazed and fired once again. Once cooled, the Kokopelli image was painted with Silver metallic paint.
Five strands of translucent fused and unfused turquoise and blue water glass are decorated with Swarovski crystal glass beads, glass beads, Howlite stone and Rose Quartz crystal chips along with a genuine Czech glass bead. The chime terminates in a fused glass drop.
Total length from top of hook to bottom is 17 " long (43 cm). The hook is made of chainmail rings and steel.
*Each creation I make is unique and one of a kind, the photo above is what you will receive. The Intensity of colour may differ from a PC monitor to a smartphone.*
Kokopelli is a Hopi word meaning (roughly) wooden-backed; most of the familiar depictions of
this creature are copied from Hopi art, which in turn is derived from ancient Anasazi glyphs.
Known as a fertility god, prankster, healer and storyteller, Kokopelli has been a source of wonder throughout the country for centuries. Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest and dates back over 3,000 years ago when the first petroglyphs were carved. Although his true origins are unknown, this travelling flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest.
There are many myths of the famous Kokopelli. One of which is that he travelled from village to village bringing the changing of winter to spring; melting the snow and bringing about rain for a successful harvest. It is also said that the hunch on his back depicted the sacks of seeds and songs he carried. Legend also has it that the flute playing also symbolized the transition from winter to spring. Kokopelliís flute is said to be heard in the springís breeze while bringing warmth. It is also said that he was the source of human conception. Legend has it, everyone in the village would sing and dance throughout the night when they heard Kokopelli play his flute. The next morning, every maiden in the village would be with child.
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Item ships from:
Shefford, QC, Canada.
Shipping to US:
by Canada Post.
Shipping to Canada:
by Canada Post.
I use Canada Post first class Airmail.
Most items in Canada will take 4-5 business days and the USA 8-10 working days, sometimes less. Everything is well wrapped and protected.
Holidays can double the time in Canada and the states, so order one month before the due date.
Returns & Refunds:
Return: Yes, only within 7 Days
Refund: Money Back
Please contact me before initiating a return.
Returns must be well packaged and protected for a full refund. Once the item is received I will initiate the reimbursement MINUS initial shipping. Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer.
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- stained glass, high fire clay, glazes
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- Last updated on:
- Jul 17, 2018
- Seller last login:
- Aug 14, 2018
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- Male or Female