Beautifully detailed silver Thunderbird Dancer bracelet charm; a symbol of powerful communication. The Thunderbird Dance – Klale Tahmah-na-wis – is an extremely rare and private ceremony attributed to initiates from the coastal tribes of the Pacific Northwest from Oregon to Alaska. Communities beyond the Pacific Northwest might dedicate a particular dance or ceremony to the Thunderbird to address a matter of profound importance to the tribe.
This is a true vintage charm from the 1970s. There was a surge of interest in Native American tribal culture and the mythic images joined a wave of 70’s pop art that seemed to reach… everywhere. The style and weight of the cast silver alloy is unmistakable to anyone who grew up with it.
This silver thunderbird dancer charm measures approximately .75 inches long and weighs 3 grams. As mentioned, this is a silver alloy, set with art glass in turquoise blue. This piece was polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
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Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Charms are properly installed when the jump ring is soldered closed. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many treasured Indigenous motifs available in my shop! Purchases from the WhyteWing website benefit The Trevor Project, but if you are more comfortable shopping through a platform like Etsy, this Indigenous dance charm is listed there as well.