Native American headdresses are significant for many reasons, and one of them is because they are comprised of eagle feathers.
Eagle is an important figure in many Native North American cultures with close connections to Creator, and when we do something of significance for the betterment of our communities, we are often gifted individual feathers of this important bird. It is not easy to earn a feather, so leaders with numerous feathers proudly display these in headdresses.
While on the one hand, we ask that the misappropriation of the headdress cease, we also want to offer positive alternatives. So, here at the Beyond Buckskin headquarters based in the beautiful Turtle Mountains of North Dakota, we've begun making beaded feather pendants meant to be appreciated and worn by people of all backgrounds. They range in color combinations from medicine wheel colors, to natural and rich earthy hues, to bold metallics, to more techno-bright options. We'd love our customers to continue the practice of gifting feathers (to friends, family, or even to yourself) as a symbol of always working hard for the betterment of your particular communities (whether it be tribal, familial, religious, regional, or other). While they can hold strong symbolic meanings, they can also be worn out to the latest club, celebration, or shindig.
Each pendant measures around 5" long, and they are unisex and one-of-a-kind. They are so spectacular and amazing. You can view the collection online now at this link, and we add new options weekly so please check in often.