Bright Leaves Necklace
After the autumnal equinox, the Sun begins to rise later and nightfall comes sooner. In many regions, the landscape silently explodes with vibrant colors of red, yellow, and orange. Plants and trees slow down, as sunlight decreases, to get ready for the colder season ahead.
The fall equinox has been celebrated since ancient times. People tracked the transitions of the Earth’s journeys around the Sun. At Machu Picchu in Peru, an ancient stone monument called Intihuatana—which means “Hitching Post of the Sun”—serves as a solar clock to mark the dates of the equinoxes and solstices. In Mexico, the Mayans built a giant pyramid called Chichen Itza. On the equinoxes, it looks as if a snake made of light slithers down the pyramid’s steps.
This necklace designed by Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) features coral, shell, turquoise, buffalo horn hairpipe, gold spacers, and adjustable leather ties, all in earthy autumn hues. A perfect piece to celebrate the splendors of vibrant change during Bright Leaves Moon.
The deerskin lace is adjustable to wear a variety of ways with up to 32" of length. We suggest finding your preferred length, then use a double-knot to secure the necklace in place. Each necklace is slightly different. This item ships from the US.