Why Are Feathers Valued?

In Native American culture, feathers have a great and high standard of what it represents. It’s more than just something that falls from a bird. Since it comes from an animal that is highly valued, the feather is very sacred.

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Why are feathers valued?

Feathers are associated with birds since it comes from the animal. Therefore, the significance of feathers come from the meaning of birds and how Native Americans view the animal in their society.

Birds have often been related to the gods and goddess due to their ability to fly at high altitudes, especially the eagle. Many Native Americans believe that if a feather is given to them, it is a sign from above.

Feather Ceremonies

In various Native American tribes, feathers are used sacredly. The Iroquois used the feather during a ceremony called the Great Feather Dance. It is used to give thanks to their bounty and placed everywhere; in their hair, tied on animals and even made of robes.

Receiving a Feather

As mentioned, when a feather is given to someone, it is a sign from above but it takes a lot to receive one. The only way an indigenous person can receive a feather is if a brave deed is done. Once the feather is given to them, the person must never wear it unless they are going up to their tribal court and retelling the story.

The feather then is treated with much respect and care. It is usually hung up in a household in a place where people can see it displayed and must never be dropped.

Only chiefs, warriors, and braves have had the privilege to be awarded a feather.

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Meaning of the Feather

The feather has been a symbol of giving thanks and appreciation. It also is related to many other meanings like truth, travel levity and fertility.

When it comes to fertility, feathers are attached to oneself, animals, plants and so on, which is a ceremonial act intended for growth and abundance.

Due to the connection with gods and goddesses, feathers have been a symbol of heaven. There has been a belief that feathers have the power to communicate with those above. Feathers are waved in the air when saying a prayer to connect to the celestial energies.


Handmade Silver Jewelry: Feathers Jewelry Meaning

Handmade silver jewelry in the form of feathers is not just a fashion piece of a statement. Feather jewelry has much deeper meaning. It represents the limitless freedom of the birds, spiritualism, and lightness.

Handmade Silver Jewelry inspired by the Native American tribes is quite popular in the past several seasons. Native Americans used feathers in their ceremonies as a symbol of gratitude towards nature.

Feathers are also a symbol of fertility; Native American women were often decorating their jewelry with feathers for this reason.


Spiritual people are especially fond of feathers. They claim that feathers are ‘messages’ from beyond, from our loved ones that passed away; ‘messages’ from the Universe that we are on the right track.

In the jewelry world, feathers are incredibly popular in the past few years, in the form of headpieces, rings, necklaces, pendants, earrings, and bracelets.

If you are a free spirit who loves the bohemian style and are in love with jewelry inspired by the Native Americans, then the handcrafted work of Fang Jewelry will leave you speechless. This is an old-school handmade silver jewelry, crafted without the use of machines.

We talk about one of a kind, unique handcrafted pieces by the talented artist Liang Fang who is in love with the process of creating silver and gold jewelry, with an accent of the bohemian and Native American inspired jewelry style.

Carefully designed to be gentle and yet outstanding, Fang’s silver and golden feathers come in various sizes and are often decorated with colorful gemstones. This artist pays great attention to details. His handmade silver jewelry, especially the feathers are perfectly designed, and they seem more realistic than anything else you have seen so far.

No matter if you are a young woman who adores wearing bohemian accessories inspired by the Native Americans, a business woman who loves to give an accent to her formal outfits or a guy who appreciates manly and meaningful jewelry in the form of necklaces, rings or bracelets, Fang jewelry has a rich offer of anything you want.

Feathers are usually associated with gentle jewelry for the ladies, but it is not always the case. Masculine silver rings decorated with hand-crafted silver feathers or a silver feather necklace are ideal for the stylish men.

Fang Jewelry creates a magical world of silver, gold and rose gold jewelry. His feather pendants, bracelet, necklaces, rings, and earrings are created with love, passion, talent and immense dedication.

Men and women can find amazing handmade jewelry here.  Are you already in love with the feather jewelry? Purchase all handmade silver jewelry in Fang Jewelry’s website: https://www.fangjewelry.com/. Here you can order something from the rich offer of his seamlessly handmade miracles.

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