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On Fertile Grounds

$245.00

Rabbits are fertile, oh my!

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Yes, rabbits are but there's more

On Fertile Grounds

A totem pole for your wall, this wall sculpture is made of stoneware shards mounted to a poplar “stick”. The shards are created from clay that is almost dry, covered with black slip, then carved in the sgraffito technique. Fired to 2167 degrees F, then mounted to a poplar “stick”, with bumpers at the bottom to protect your wall.
 
So what do these totems and symbols mean?
  • Rabbit– You may think of the rabbit as clever, or even associate it with fertility, but it is also known as a strong survivor.
  • Feather – Feathers are often associated with warriors and chiefs, but they also represent prayer. Ancient Native Americans believed that prayers were carried to the Great Spirit on the wings of an eagle.
  • Fish – The fish totem represents creation, happiness and birth (so also fertility).
  • Diamond pattern – The diamond or half-diamond pattern represents the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. It pays homage to the diamond back rattle snake and symbolizes our respect for nature. Rattlesnakes were important to the ancient Choctaw farmers because they ate small varmints that threatened the corn crops. When the diamond appears in a border, such as on Choctaw clothing, it is meant to represent a pathway.

Ready to Hang

Ready to hang with a D hook on the back. It’s perfect for that slice of wall next to a door or window – or select more than one for a grouping with big impact.
  • Handcrafted by the artist, personally
  • Supplies hand picked from the best US suppliers
  • Card explaining totems included
  • Exclusively featured here – you won’t find anywhere else

27 x 6 x 1″, stoneware, slips, mounted poplar

©Carolyn Bernard Young

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Dimensions 27 × 6 × 1 in

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