Native American artist Jonathan Blackbird Ramsay ( AKA Johnny Blackbird) and his line of beaded hat bands
This is a one of a kind thunder bird, hand woven, hat band. This beaded band is done in no.11 seed beads and measures approx 23 1/4 in. long and 1 in. wide with suede ends and leather strips for closure with a glass bead. The off white thunder bird in flight on the front, is on a brick red background representing the red people he protects. From front to back after the thunder bird are links that tie the bird to his energy and power. The orange and red arrows are life force and strength. The path thats flown has sun above and moon below on the first group and moon above and sun below on the second after the star. The stars (sun on one side and moon on the other) send their medicine out from the dark, picked up by the arrow. When the band is on your hat and the circle completed you will see the medicine wheel form at the back. The red road (arrow shaft) is split separated by the river of life and surrounded by it in the middle of the path, just like our own journey. The leather strips are left long for you to finish and trim.
My hat bands look good on a variety of color and style hats
If you see a hat band you love and it just won`t fit your hat, contact me here or go to my contact page and email me. I`m happy to take an existing design and make it work for you. Also on my Etsy page you can see my sold hat bands and browse through them
petercolejr on 28 Jul, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
Blackbird was very pleasant to deal with. His items are true OOAK and have a beautiful story along with them. These will be sure to keep my wife and I company for a long long time.
chularanch on 21 Mar, 2016
5 out of 5 stars
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