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Pine Needle & Teneriffe Eagle Ornament

$15.00

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Throughout history, from ancient civilizations to our modern day, the symbolism of an eagle has remained nearly the same. With cultures as diverse as that of the Aztecs, Babylon, Egypt, Rome, Vikings, Europoean nations, Native Americans and of course, America itself, the majestic eagle is nearly universally recognized as a symbol of strength, power, courage, and freedom combined with profound wisdom. Whether it is soaring high above the clouds (known to be the highest-flying bird) or precisely diving to capture its prey, the eagle embodies the spirit of determination, resilience, and enlightenment. This pine needle ornament pays humble homage to a mighty bird, and is made from a hand-woven teneriffe eagle motif centered in a brass ring that is covered with waxed Linhasita thread. The center is nested in multiple rows of dyed black pine needles, also stitched with golden Linhasita thread. Ornament dimensions are: 3.125″/8 cm x 3.25″/8.3 cm. A generous-sized loop for hanging the ornament is attached.

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SKU: 06-24 Categories: , ,

Care & Specs

Coiled pine needle creations are gifts from nature coiled with bundles of pine needles harvested after they’ve naturally fallen to the ground, and hand stitched with various waxed cords or threads. Many pine needle creations take more than forty hours to craft—truly labors of love that I hope may be enjoyed by others for many years to come. ~NMc

  • Care Recommendations
    Avoid fully immersing in water. Subsequent drying and contraction of water-soaked and swelled needles may loosen stitches.
  • Avoid direct sunlight: it could potentially damage organic materials or unevenly fade dyed elements used in your basket.
  • Gently remove dust with a soft paintbrush, or use a can of compressed air. Lightly wipe baskets with a damp cloth using cold water (without fully immersing in water).
  • Do not place in a microwave oven: metal parts may have been used in construction, and threads are coated with wax—it’s non-toxic, yet, could melt when exposed to heat.
  • Baskets are food safe, but to ensure ease of cleaning and their longevity, it is advisable to keep food separated from basket interiors with a cloth napkin or similar protection.