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We have been in awe of the moon ever since we were little girls. Even now as adults, we still gasp when we look up to catch a glimpse of her beauty. Years ago when we learned that the moon is affectionately known as Grandmother Moon in Ojibwe culture, it made our hearts swoon. Grandmothers watch over us and provide us wisdom, just like the moon.
The wise moon has inspired our grandmothers grandmothers since the beginning of time, now she inspires our beadwork.
As we connect to our ancestors on a more spiritual plane we can’t help but believe that the indigenous folx pre-contact understood so much more about the world than we do now. We believe that the veil to the “otherside” was thinner and less daunting to our ancient ancestors. The word and feeling of goddess is often connected to greek mythology - and of course that is true - but we have been pondering this idea of an indigenous goddess. What does that look like?
To us an indigenous goddess is first, non-gendered. They are comfortable with embracing all faces of the moon; darkness, waxing, full, and waning. They see each phase as a sacred part of their being. They are the epitome of true grace. They walk and talk like silk. They are in a constant loop of being inspired and inspiring those around them. This is the vision we have imbued in this pair.
Kindly note: Nookomis is not a direct translation of moon; it means grandmother.
This video was created by Billingham Agency