Spirit Moccasins are Aboriginal designed, Aboriginal made and an Aboriginal product of Canada. We know you will be very satisfied with the quality and craftsmanship that is put into your Spirit Moccasins. Spirit moccasins only uses select natural Canadian hides, furs, and combines them with knowledge passed down from generation to generation to create a timeless authentic pair of moccasins you will cherish for years.
Spirit Moccasins represent the Northwest Coast culture, the customs, beliefs, and the history that was passed down orally through the stories, songs, and dances. The Northwest Coast culture had stories about why certain things occurred, such as the changes in season. They also had stories about each group and how they first appeared in this world. All of these stories were passed down to subsequent generations. They believed that they were surrounded, at all times, by supernatural beings interfering with the natural world. In their culture, spirits were connected to all living things. The only link between the spirit world and the natural world was the ‘Shamans’ or ‘Medicine Men’.
Featured above on the Spirit Moccasins is the Hummingbird Crest.
Hummingbird – The Tsimshian believe the Hummingbird to be a joyful messenger and mysterious traveler. If he appears during a time of great sorrow and pain, healing will soon follow. He also symbolizes the fragility of nature and all living things. This symbol is often used in gifts between lovers, for wedding rings, on a bracelet or any piece of jewellery – it says you are wished joy, healing and love. The Hummingbird also tells the receiver they bring joy to the giver’s life.
We are featuring the first of 4 styles we are carrying. The style SM489WHB is made with Genuine Canadian moose hide. It features a double padded ski sole. This is an all leather moccasin and great for indoor wear on hard surfaced floors such as tile and hardwood. The moccasin vamp features the Hummingbird art of Bill Helin, a Canadian artist and member of the Tsimshian tribe of Pacific North West, British Columbia.
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