White Buffalo Woman was the Great Holy Woman of the Native American Lakota people of the Sioux Nation. Legend says that she taught the Lakota people not only skills for survival, but was a spiritual teacher of great wisdom. One of her many gifts was the sacred pipe. As she left the tribe, promising to return in their time of need, legend states that she turned into a white female buffalo.
The bracelet was inspired by the beautiful portrait of White Buffalo Woman by the gifted artist Sandra Stanton of Goddessmyths. She has painted remarkable renditions of Goddesses from cultures throughout the world. My sincere thanks to Ms. Stanton for allowing me to use her name, and the unforgettable portrait shown in the last scan.
The coil bracelet reflects the colors of this lovely portrait: the smooth 6mm. blue beads at the front of the bracelet are American turquoise. The faceted blue 6mm. beads are magnesite, dyed the color of turquoise. The faceted 6mm. white beads are natural white howlite. This gem is often called "white buffalo stone" in the gemstone trade, which is why I chose it for the bracelet.
They are accented with silver plated filigree beadcaps and spacers, with sterling silver beads at each end. The 3-dimensional buffalo charm is silver plated, the other end of the bracelet is an American turquoise 6mm. bead. The American turquoise is natural, and very likely color stabilized with wax, as is most natural turquoise on the market today.
All are strung on steel memory wire, which is very comfortable on the wrist and will retain its coil shape indefinitely (unless you deliberately bend it out of its shape). It curves around the average size wrist 3 times in the front, twice in the back. This is a very comfortable bracelet that will fit all sizes of wrists.
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