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Holy Necklace I - East Texas Cotton

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Holy Necklace I - East Texas Cotton

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108 is the magic number of holy necklaces from religions around the world. The rosary. The mala. Even in Native American traditions 108 mountain laurel seeds (used by Medicine Men to visit the Spirit World) could be traded for a horse. In this series of holy necklaces, I took objects form my life and strung them together to suggest it is not the material that makes the necklace holy but rather the 108 number seemingly connecting us all together. Because isn’t there more that connects than separates really?

This necklace is made of 108 pieces of hand-picked cotton from east Texas; near my Mother’s birthplace; Tyler. It is very delicately strung on silk chord intermixed with hand carved wooden pine beads (the piney woods are a major influence in how I was raised). There is a small metal found object as the guru bead / cross.

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