Are you a modern-day Hatchet Woman? At our booths, Adrienne Keene of Native Appropriations and Jaclyn Roessel of Grownup Navajo will be collecting and live posting inspirational stories about the women who visit us during market.
Thursday, August 17 / 9a - 5p
Saturday, August 19 / 7a - 5p
We are so so excited to announce a powerful new collection and to share with you the inspiring story behind it:
As Chickasaw women, we have always protected and defended our lands from invaders. During the French – Indian wars of the 1700s our ancestors saw violence and uncertainty enter their lives. However, they soon became known to the French as formidable adversaries; their villages nearly impossible to attack. This was due in part to iron hatchet wielding Chickasaw women, who according to first hand French accounts, thwarted an ambush on the Ogoula Tchetoka village in 1736. The French were also surprised to see that women could become warriors, and that women were as essential to war as they were to peace, often accompanying warriors into battle to sing war songs and to provide direction and support.
Today we wield knowledge instead of hatchets, however, we are no less fierce than our grandmothers, and will pass on this gift of strength to our granddaughters.
Because we know that waiting is oh so hard, we are doing a limited-quantity pre-release of the first piece of the new collection - The Guardian Statement Ring just in time for Mother's Day! Kristen has been hard at work crafting many beautiful pieces inspired by female strength and courage. Like all of our past collections, each piece carries layers of meaning and symbolism, making for inspired daily adornments.
The shield-like contours of this ring are designed for comfort and elegance. The powerful shapes are actually four hand carved hatchets. The shield shape of the ring will bring the wearer confidence, reminding you to meet every challenge fearlessly and boldly.