Spirit Pathway

The sacredness of Buddha embraced by an ancient Navajo design technique known as Spirit Pathway.

The ch’ihónít’l which is translated into English as "Spirit line" or "spirit pathway" is known in Navajo as beliefs, thoughts, desires, and prayers. These are all tangible objects that can have lasting effects on the material world. While weaving, the artist entwines part of her being into her cloth along with the woolen yarns that create the textile's pattern. The ch'ihónít'i allows this trapped part of the weaver's spirit to exit, safely separating her from her weaving. Ch’ihónít’i translate as a ‘way out’, or ‘road’ respectively. The leather tie at the end of this bracelet represents the Spirit Pathway. A reminder that life is filled with many attachments and it is important to gently set free ones Spirit.

I am excited to be utilizing two Sk8 Beads designed and made by Sk8ring! Bracelet is made of Sk8 Beads (made out of time worn skateboard decks), Coconut wooden beads, vintage horn beads, Tibetan Mala Beads, Coral, carved Tiger’s eye bead, vintage Ethiopian spacer beads, Form fold Copper leaves and leather. This bracelet is available and can be found in my Etsy shop.