Our peace bird labyrinth necklace in silver and ancient mammoth ivory can also be worn as a pin and is inspired by original artwork created for the Eighth Street Center for Peace in Buhl, Idaho.
Zealandia's designers were so inspired by artwork created for the Eighth Street Center for Peace in Buhl, Idaho, they felt compelled to create a piece of wearable art from it. The center is an interfaith sanctuary that embraces all faiths and all walks of life, and this pendant does the same with its labyrinth detail and peace bird symbolism.
The winding setting for this labyrinth necklace finds its origins in man's earliest days. We see labyrinth type patterns found as ancient petro glyphs and all throughout our history from the Egyptians to the Greeks and today. The labyrinth can be said to represent the soul's journey, and it typically begins at one entrance point and ends at a single center point. The journey there may be a directed meander or a series of branching options to reach the center. Either way, the intention to represent the spiritual journey is the same.Our sterling silver labyrinth pattern gleams against the oxidized silver path behind it, giving the pendant added depth and form.
The bird in this labyrinth necklace is carved by hand from ancient mammoth tusk ivory, which is over 15,000 years old. This fossilized ivory has lain buried in permafrost or underground for much of its long life where minerals may color it soft cream to caramel colors. Holding a piece of mammoth ivory reminds us of a bygone era and of these great animals who once roamed the earth.Our mammoth ivory bird clasps a 14kt gold fill leaf in his beak, a symbol of benevolence and generosity, completing this peace bird necklace.