HIGHLY COLLECTABLE Sterling Silver Native American Prayer Feather. Turquoise Statement Necklace- Beautifully Crafted.This True Statement Piece features Natural. Vibrant Blue Turquoise Stones that are Beautifully Set and. Surrounded by Highly Detailed feathers that are Made from. Solid and Stamped Sterling Silver. Necklace is 21½ long Total weight 12.0grams Prayer Feathers. Native Americans believe prayers and messages were carried to the Great Spirit on the wings of eagles and other fine birds. Prayer feathers, either single or bundled are used by an individual to offer a prayer to the Great Spirit.
The feathers carry your words, thoughts and feelings to the Great Spirit. Each time you look at your prayer feather, your prayers are again sent in your behalf to the Great Spirit in the Heavens. Prayer feathers may be used for smudging or cleansing with smoke. The smoke is fanned in the 6 directions East, West, North, South, Earth and Sky cleansing an object, person or thought to the Great Spirit.Sage, cedar, sweet grass, even incense can be used for smudging. Some personal rituals include singing while praying. It is believed singing is one way to speak with the grandfathers as well as the Great Spirit.