- Casted from a Canadian Cedar
- The detailed pendant is to scale of the natural plant
- The perfect gift for a nature lover as it captures the fine details of Mother Nature
- Solid Sterling silver
- The pendant measures approximately 2 inches
- Necklace includes 20 inch rolo chain in Sterling (size can be adjusted upon request)
great Cedar tree will forever be deeply rooted throughout the ancient histories of the world. From its strong, versatile wood to its fragrant and medicinal evergreen foliage, Cedar has supported many different peoples with its countless uses for ages. There are many species of Cedar which grow in various parts of the world. It can be found throughout the Himalayas all the way to the Olympic Rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.
Western Red Cedar, White Cedar, Lebanon Cedar, Atlas, Eastern, Pacific, Atlantic, Yellow, and Incense Cedar are but a few varieties of the many Cedars of the world. There are a handful of Cedars that are not taxonomically ‘true Cedar’, but due to their botanical similarities and common names, they’ve been adopted into the family. A few of these ‘false Cedars’ are quite common such as Western Red Cedar, Korean Cedar, Japanese Cedar and Northern White, to name a few.
Cedar trees have been used for many practical and spiritual purposes for thousands of years. Cedar wood is a strong and sturdy building material that has been used in the construction of buildings and boats since Biblical times. Lebanese Cedar, mentioned repeatedly in the Bible and the Talmud, was said to be the wood of choice used in the building of Solomon’s Temple, as well as many other famous palaces. In addition to its spiritual and symbolical significance, its immense strength, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and insect repellant properties make it an unmatched building material for long lasting structures.
To many Native Northwest Coastal peoples of North America, Cedar is still one of the most important trees in the forest. To many Salish tribes, Cedar was a sturdy foundation to their very existence on many different levels. It was used in the construction of homes and ceremonial longhouses, in artwork and totem pole carving, mask making, in clothing, basket weaving, boat building, for sacred and ceremonial objects and much more. The smoke from Cedar leaf was employed by many different Native American tribes in prayer, ceremonies and rituals for both spiritual and practical purposes. Today the use of Cedar as incense can still be found in many traditional Native ceremonies.
Sterling silver jewelry also makes a perfect gift; you can always be sure that the recipient will appreciate a handcrafted piece.