This necklace is dedicated to the Muskrat spirit animal. Muskrat plays the role of Earthdiver in several Native American tribes, being the only animal to succeed at diving to the ocean floor to bring up earth for the Creator or culture hero to make land with. In some Algonquin traditions, Muskrat is a female figure who becomes the mother of humankind. Muskrats are considered lucky animals in other tribes, and some folktales include muskrats bestowing wealth or hunting success on humans who treat them respectfully. Some Native Americans also believe that muskrats can predict the weather.
The necklace has a real Muskrat fossilized jaw bone found in a river in Florida. The necklace has red beach glass beads from Washington, vintage red/black “Blood” glass beads from Ghana, Africa, black Onyx beads from England and Baltic black cherry Amber beads from Lithuania.
Approximately 21 inches (53.3 cm) long.