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Pine Needle & Teneriffe Raven Ornament


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A teneriffe-woven Raven motif on a brass ring is the embedded center of this pine needle ornament. From The Canadian Encyclopedia, “The raven is a fierce and crafty bird which widely figures in native mythology as a mischief maker. Among the Northwest Coast First Nations the Raven is symbolic as a trickster and initiates the first salmon run of the season.” In the Celtic legends of Ireland, the Raven is a symbol of extreme intelligence and profound knowledge. Symbolism throughout the ages and human cultures is probably as complex as this amazing bird is itself. Ornament  is 3.35″/8.3 cm diameter.

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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.