HEART Pendant WÔBANAKI Necklace
This sterling silver HEART Pendant includes WÔBANAKI designs. The necklace, 2.25″ x 1.5″. The pendant is handwrought repousse and chased sterling silver. Repoussé is (hammered from the back to raise the relief) and chased heart. Chasing is the opposite of repoussé, and the two are used in conjunction to create a finished piece. The Heart is surrounded by “double curve” or “fiddle head ferns” and other Wôbanaki medicine ‘Mide’ plant designs become canoes traveling around carrying the healing plants to help protect. Signed with the Sunrise Drum hallmark in twenty-two (22) gauge sterling silver. The signature (hallmark) of the artist, Paul René Tamburro is a sunrise with a drum inside, it is at the top of the heart. The necklace includes shell with glass beads of blue and red.