This amazing Spirit Wolf - Large Zipper Wallet combines rich symbolism and ancient folklore perfectly. From the face of the great wolf on the front to the mystical dream-catcher on the back and the traditional native pattern that ties it all together. The wolf symbolizes the gift of great courage and guidance while the dream-catcher offers strength and unity. Unparalleled attention to detail went into the making of this wallet. Emboss printing, intricate stitching and traditional colors.
Snap it open to find numerous credit card slots and a large money pocket. Flip it over and unzip the large back pocket to find ample room for change and receipts.
- Brand: Shagwear
- Material: Durable, vegan, man-made faux leather.
- Measurements: Approximately 3.5 x 7.5 x 1 inches.
- Details: Zipper inside and magnetic snap closure.
Story behind the artwork:
The Wolf in Native American Folklore: Wolves held a special place in almost all Native American tribes. The wolf held great magic, possessing the power of night, the healing powers of the spirits, and the wisdom to instill courage. They were admired for their strength and powers of endurance, and taught the tribes many skills. They taught them about sharing, cooperating while hunting and looking after both their young and elderly while caring and having pride in their tribes. They showed the hunters how to move in the forests -- carefully and quietly. The hunters learned to look for signs of the wolves, for when game was scarce, the wolves would be gone. In Native American folklore, wolves are wise creatures that teach lessons to their human counterparts.
There is a Lakota story about a woman hurt and left behind that became a part of a wolf pack. She stayed with them for many years. When she finally returned to her people she brought back many skills of the wolf, such as predicting weather far in advance and alerting the village when there was danger nearby.
There is an Omaha story in which a wolf guides a wounded warrior back to his camp, alerting him whenever there were enemy warriors nearby and showing him the easiest path.
To the Hudson Bay Eskimos, the wolf was a poor woman who couldn't find enough food for her children. The family grew thin and weak and were changed into wolves. The pain of the mother can still be heard when she calls out howling deep in the forest.
The Pueblo Indians, on the other hand, believe that the wolf was a gift from their mother creator Ut'set.
Dream Catcher Lore: The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping from negative dreams. Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with both good and bad dreams. The dream catcher, when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher. The bad dreams get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day. Some Native Americans of North America hold the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolizes strength and unity.