Constellation inspired earrings
Left side’s The Drinking Gourd, known today as the Big Dipper.
Right Side’s The North Star also called Polaris.
Available in gold and silver
Translucent acrylic stars enclosed by gold or silver constellation star frames.
All metals are lead and nickel free. Posts are Sterling Silver/ 14k Gold.
The Drinking Gourd
Gourds also known as squash can be dried, hollowed and shaped into a drinking spoon. A common indigenous practice in the 1700’s.
The constellation known today as The Big Dipper, was known back then as The Drinking Gourd.
The Drinking Gourd is used to locate the North Star. If you simply walk towards The North Star you will find your way North.
North in this context represents:
To locate the North Star, one would follow the direction of last two stars at the end of the Drinking Gourd Constellation. Those stars are called the pointer stars, and point directly to The North Star.
The North Star is the brightest star in The Little Dipper constellation.
The Little Dipper and The Big Dipper sit side by side, and can be seen in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer skies.
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May the stars be your guide